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African American Geometric Abstract

African American Geometric Abstract


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1960: Item # 65290
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RARE Geometric Study, circa 1945. Oil on panel, signed lower right, 18" x 14", framed 22" x 18", vibrant colors. This work is in excellent condition. About the artist:Charles Bohannah,(African-American, 1910-1985).Charles Bohannah, a native New Yorker, was born in Brooklyn,1910. Bohannah began his career as an artist in High School, later enrolling in the Cooper Union School of Art. Around this time Bohannah also joined the prestigious Art Students League. While studying drawing and painting, he began doing “wash drawings” for use in magazines. Bohannah’s first critical success was, winning a scholarship, as a result of an exhibition at the Roak Art Museum in New York. After WWII, Bohannah resumed his artistic career working in oils, producing figurative, landscape as well as still life compositions. In 1976, Bohannah enjoyed success again with a solo exhibition at the Humanities Gallery of Long Island University as well as at the Community Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum. It was reported that in 1977, Nelson A. Rockefeller then Governor of New York State, began collecting Bohannahs work. For eleven years, Bohannah showed work at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition, winning several awards. Charles Bohannah died in New York , 1985