Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 57

Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
African Venus.

Oil on paper, 1963. 787x432 mm; 31x17 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: the artist; Dorothy Porter Walker; Constance Porter Uzelac, thence by descent to the current owner.

Exhibited: James A. Porter: Artist and Art Historian; The Memory of The Legacy. Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 15, 1992 - February 9, 1993.

In 1963-64, James Porter took a sabbatical leave from his chairmanship of the art department at Howard University. He travelled and lived in West Africa, Nigeria and Egypt to gather materials for a projected book on West African art and architecture.