Original mixed media painting on paper by Damballah (Dolphus Smith Jr. ), an African American visual artist born in 1943 who died of AIDS in 1992. This work is untitled and measures 23" by 29", work alone. The painting has been recently archivally framed under glass. It is signed l.r. "Dolphus Smith Jr." In excellent condition. Damballah Dolphus Smith was a Washington-based artist who studied at the Philadelphia College of Art. His works have been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including the National Exhibition of Contemporary African American Art in Atlanta (1988). His work has been collected by a number of institutions such as the Philadelphia Afro-American Museum of History and Culture, the US Information Agency, the African American Scholars Council, and numerous private collections. His works have also been published in "Black Artists on Art", Art Papers, and "Selected Essays: Art from the Harlem Renaissance to the 1980s" (published on the occasion of the Atlanta exhibition.