Saturday, 2 October 2010

Palmer Hayden | Harlem Renaissance


Palmer Hayden, Untitled (The Carousel Wharf) (detail) (n.d., signed lower right, watercolor on paper, 18 x 23 ¾ in.)

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THIS THURSDAY:

Two watercolors by Palmer Hayden, the famous Harlem Renaissance artist, will be included in Swann Galleries, Inc.African-American Fine Art Auction on October 7, 2010 starting at 2:30p.m. at 104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-254-4710).

Palmer Hayden, Untitled (The Carousel Wharf) (detail) (n.d., signed lower right, watercolor on paper, 18 x 23 ¾ in.)

OCTOBER 7, 2010: PALMER HAYDEN AUCTION
Two watercolors by Palmer Hayden, the famous Harlem Renaissance artist, will be included in Swann Galleries, Inc. African-American Fine Art Auction on October 7, 2010 starting at 2:30 p.m. at 104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-254-4710). The Benny Andrews Foundation, Inc. of Litchfield, Connecticut donated the original, signed watercolors entitled Girl with Cat and Untitled (The Carousel Wharf) to support cWOW's educational programs for youth such as ArtReach, City Murals, and Newark New Media.

Nene Humphrey, President of The Benny Andrews Foundation, said, “The Foundation selected City Without Walls for its first major award, because of the innovative ways that cWOW uses arts education to connect with urban youth.”

Palmer Hayden (1890-1973) was among the most celebrated painters of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. He served in the U.S. military during World War I, worked in Harlem and Paris between the Wars, for the WPA afterward. David Driskell wrote that Hayden was "one of the first painters to offer a candid, if somewhat controversial, interpretation of black life" in the anthology Harlem Renaissance: The Art of Black America (New York, NY: Studio Museum of Harlem, 1987).

Benny Andrews (1930-2006), the nationally renowned artist and activist who worked to spread the Civil Rights Movement to the art world in the 1960s, created the Foundation in 2002 to support projects designed to bring art enrichment to a diverse audience. "The Foundation will help to level the playing field in the art world," stated Andrews, "it will be a community-based effort that will allow artists and art professionals to help each other."

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