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Pheoris West oil on canvas titled "Rappin #9"
16" x 32"
Signed and dated 1973
Marked on verso - Clarence Morgan group
Framed in original artist slat wood frame
Very good original condition
PHEORIS WEST -
An African American painter, his works are inspired by African as well as American culture, traditional tales, mythologies and religion. His most common subject is the black woman.
He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has been an associate professor at the Ohio State University College of the Arts since 1976. He was a curator for the 1999 "Homage To Jazz" at the Martin Luther King Center in Columbus, Ohio. He has also served on the National Endowment of the Arts Expansion Arts Panel, the International Juror National Exhibition of Zimbabwe, and the Ohio Arts Council.
His work has been exhibited since c.1970 and he took part in the national touring exhibition "To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities."
West's work can be found in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, the Museo Civico D'arts Contemporaneo Di Gibilina, Palermo, Italy, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
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