© Estate James VanDerZee

Portrait of an Actor, Harlem, 1929 (printed 1974)

Not on Viewexpand_more

VanDerZee famously documented the lives of African Americans living in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s, including many artists, authors, musicians, and actors, such as this unnamed actor in a dapper suit. The Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th century saw artists and intellectuals from the black community form a new creative culture in Harlem, pushing the boundaries of art and influencing the future of art on a national and international level.

Details
Title
Portrait of an Actor, Harlem
Artist Life
1886–1983
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
74.36.10
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

© Estate James VanDerZee

Because of © restrictions, we can only show you a small image of this artwork.