Oil on cotton canvas, 1977. 914x 584 mm; 36x23 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto. Signed and titled in pencil, upper edge verso.
Provenance: the artist, Washington, DC; private collection, Maryland.
This is an early painting by an artist who is known today for his mixed media assemblages and puppetry performances. A native of Washington, DC, Schroeder Cherry earned a bachelor of arts degree in painting and puppetry from the University of Michigan, a masters degree in museum education from The George Washington University in 1978 and a doctorate in museum education from Columbia University. Cherry today is an adjunct professor in the Morgan State University Museum Studies Program. He has exhibited at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and the James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University.