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African American Artist Vivian Schuyler Key Vintage Oil Painting

Vintage item$295.00 Free USA Shipping This lovely signed painting was created by Vivian Schuyler Key (American, 1905–1990), the first African American female to graduate with a Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute (1923). She established herself as a painter and sculptor during the Harlem Renaissance cultural movement. An illustrator for The Crisis Magazine of the NAACP, Key was one of only 49 artists included in the first exhibit of art created by African American women at Illinois State University in 1981. She is the subject of a 1990 book entitled, "Vivian Schuyler Key: One of Many Voices, 1926-1980" by Crystal Britton. Mrs. Key painted a portrait of W.E.B. Du Bois and corresponded with him in the 1960's. Her work was featured in the 2012 exhibit entitled "Vivian Schuyler Key: Artist of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond" at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. We've included a black and white photograph of Mrs. Key at her easel an…