George Biddle, Negro Band Amateur

George Biddle: Negro Band Amateur (1943) Ink and wash on paper
Title
Negro Band Amateur
Date
1943
Medium
Ink and wash on paper
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds provided in part by the Charles Knox Smith Art Acquisition and Conservation Fund, 2002
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

As a socially conscious artist, George Biddle frequently took ordinary Americans as his subject matter. In this drawing, four African American men gather to make music. Biddle produced this work in the same year he was appointed to serve as the chair of the War Department Advisory Committee, which sent artists overseas to portray everyday life during war.

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