Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 75

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
A Moment During the Continuum of Black.

Gouache and crayon on masonite board, 1969. 610x1219 mm; 24x48 inches. Signed in crayon, lower left, recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "To/For Connie Tate whose mind, skill and warm spirit serve the most impotent entity among us today, the black child. May the supreme force that guidest us all ever bless you. Peace and Power to you. Always sincerely, Yours truly, all those things that mean truth. Edgar H. Sorrells. P.S. You helped me too." in crayon, verso.

A native of Philadelphia, Edgar Sorrells-Adewale, received his BS at Morgan State University in Baltimore and a MFA at Pennsylvania State University that has led him to 36 years of teaching at Cheyney State University, Pennsylvania, Howard University, Washington DC, and Santa Fe Community College. During his thirty-plus year career, he has exhibited nationally and internationally, in a number of solo and group exhibitions including: The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, The Center of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Sorrells-Adewale has traveled to West Africa, Brazil, China and Europe where he co-presented workshops at the Academies of Fine Arts in Geneva and Palermo. In February of 1999, Towson University, Towson, MD honored him with its "1989 Distinguished Black Marylanders Award" in the Arts.