The Collection of Ronald E. Patterson and Thomas R. Corbin, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Ronald E. Patterson and Thomas R. Corbin
Freeman's bold figurative painting, "Love Letters III," depicting three African-American women, is a prime example of his powerful style. Using deep swatches of color and broad brush strokes, the ladies become nearly abstract as they gaze outward.
Robert Freeman (1946-) is known for his vivid figurative paintings depicting well-to-do African-Americans at sophisticated gatherings. With expressive faces and body language, Freeman reveals the deep emotion of his characters even within crowds. Freeman's unique use of color and gesture render his figures nearly abstract. Based in Boston, Freeman has exhibited extensively in the Northeast, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the University of New England.
Bellanca de Havilland DH-4 Mailplane Modified and Crew Panoramic Photograph 1921
34375 cubic feet (1 box)
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Bellanca de Havilland DH-4 Mailplanies Modifiedl
This donation consists of one black and white panoramic (10 by 66 inches) photograph of five Bellanca de Havilland DH-4 Mailplanes Modified, with the pilots and related crew standing in front of the each aircraft. The aircraft are shown on a Nevada airfield, on the western branch of the early US Air Mail route.
Bellanca de Havilland DH-4 Mailplane Modified and Crew Panoramic Photograph, Accession 2008-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution