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JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970) Waiting for the Fishing Boats.
Color pastels on buff wove paper, 1963. 686x845 mm; 27x33 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pastel, lower left.
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.
Illustrated: James A. Porter, 1905 -1970, From Me to You: the Works of James A. Porter, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, p. 102.
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.