Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Village in Benin Africa - African American Artist Paints Africa in the 1970s

$ 7,000
  • Description
    This is Post-Post-Impressionist, Post-Expressionist, Post- Fauve depiction of a West African landscape by an African American artist. It is characterized by flat pattens of bold color and distorted shapes that evoke an emotional attachment to the artist's roots. Three traditional beehive huts sit on the horizon line and are counterbalanced by a highly stylized setting sun. Vincent D. Smith incorporates a silhouetted color photograph of a heard of grazing water buffalo to the extreme left of the composition. The work is signed Vincent lower right as a nod to Vincent Van Gogh. Although there may be some references to Van Gogh's highly emotion uses of punchy color and simplification and flatness of the picture plane, Vincent D. Smith has forged his own highly pictorial style and color palette.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Mixed Media - Collage, Pastel on Black Paper
    Condition: Good. Work is glued to linen mat - Mat and frame are period and have some wear and effects of aging
    Creation Date: 1974
    Styles / Movements: Color Field, Expressionism, African American
    Incollect Reference #: 727745
  • Dimensions
    W. 15.85 in; H. 10.25 in;
    W. 40.26 cm; H. 26.04 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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