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William E. Artis (1914-1977)

William E. Artis (1914-1977)

“Spirituality, temperament, the fleeting but revealing thought that molds a face, are sometimes the artist’s only reason for painting or carving a head,” said James Porter in his 1940 book Modern Negro Art. “This may be the best approach to the modeling of Wiliam E. Artis…his portraits are based on the sure designer’s instinct that...

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