African American Art

Freeman’s African American Art specialists hold an international reputation for their expertise in the paintings, drawings and sculpture of this genre. Offered at yearly sales at our Philadelphia-based auction house, as well as online, these specialists are well-versed in current market conditions and the art itself which are essential components to any successful sale of this department.

Works by African American artists are the cornerstones of Freeman’s American art auctions, with successes such as the sale of a painting by significant American artist Elizabeth Catlett entitled "Sharecropper" that realized an impressive $19,375 at auction. African American works typically represented in these sales include pieces by master printmakers such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Elizabeth Catlett. Also sought after are original works on paper, photographs, sculptures, and paintings by James Denmark, Bob Thompson, Kara Walker, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Lester Johnson, Betye Saar, Carrie Mae Weems, Claude Clark, and Lois Jones. Other names include local favorites like Charles Searles, Humbert Howard, and Dox Thrash. 

Freeman’s offers African American Art in numerous auctions, most commonly in our Modern & Contemporary sales held every year in May and November. Please contact one of our specialists to schedule an appointment for your private and complimentary consultation.

Related Departments: Contemporary Art, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples, Modern Art, Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art

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