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    Artist Name:

    Aaron Douglas

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1899–1979

    Title:

    Portrait of Julia Washington Bond

    Date:

    1938

    Medium:

    Oil on canvas

    Dimensions:

    24 1/4 x 20 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with American Art Acquisition Fund and funds from Veronica and Franklin Biggins

    Accession Number:

    2006.111

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 403
    Aaron Douglas was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a critical period in the cultural history of the United States. Although best known for work produced in his innovative style that synthesized elements of Cubism, Art Deco, and African art, Douglas was also a skilled portrait painter. His talent for capturing the distinctive personality and physical presence of a sitter is evident in this elegant portrait of Julia Washington Bond, a former research librarian at the Woodruff Library of Atlanta University, wife of the educator and writer Horace Mann Bond, and mother of three children, including the civil rights leader Julian Bond.



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