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Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Richard Wright 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:

“Richard Wright began reading and writing about Gertrude Stein’s work in the ’30s, citing her as an early influence. In the ’40s, Gertrude began publicly praising Richard’s work in return, and the two began a correspondence. Just after the war, when the U.S. State Department denied Richard a passport to travel to Paris, Gertrude had the French government send a formal invitation. She died shortly after he arrived. They are buried near each other in the Père Lachaise Cemetery.”

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