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Countee Cullen

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Countee Cullen as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“Countee Cullen was James Baldwin’s French teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School. There James ran a literary magazine with Richard Avedon. Countee was already close with Beauford Delaney, who would become one of James’s greatest mentors.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎