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Created by:
Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell Sr., American, born 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Angela Davis, American, born 1944  Search this
printing ink on paper
H x W: 31 x 37 1/2 in. (78.7 x 95.3 cm)
screen prints
Place made:
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This print depicts Angela Davis, a major figure in the fight for civil rights, in a state of impassioned speech. Davis' face and figure is formed out of strings of brilliantly colored letters, some of which form words. These letters are generated from a central point and radiate outward. The multiple colors and shading of these letters create the planes and contours that make up Davis' face, hair, and upper torso. Viewed from below, she is a monumental figure, head thrust forward, with open mouth. Her right hand, holding a microphone or walkie-talkie, is held up near her mouth. She wears a pink jacket that fastens along the left side. The jacket hem is edged by a red cartridge bandolier.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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© Wadsworth Jarrell
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National Museum of African American History and Culture