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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ART.) Manet Harrison Fowler. Portrait of a young woman. Oil on canvas, 35 x 23 1/2 inches, unframed, signed "MFowler" at lower right, mislabeled on verso "Nanette Fowler"; creases, formerly rolled, 2-inch chip on left edge, several short tears and punctures. Np, circa 1940s
Manet Harrison Fowler (1895-1976) was a Texas native and 1913 graduate of the Tuskegee Institute who later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and toured the country as a soprano opera singer. She brought the Mwalimu Center for African Culture to Harlem in 1932, and became an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. The sitter in this portrait was possibly one of her daughters, Manet Helen Fowler or Rosemary Fowler.
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