Images from The City of Light

Art and Artists




Lois Mailou Jones (born 1905)


Untitled 1951
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, New York


Letitia and Patrick, 1964
Collection of the artist
Washington, DC



Herbert Gentry (born 1919)


Cityscape, 1955
Collection of the Artist
Mallmo, Sweden


The Eye, 1959
Collection of the artist
New York, New York



Harold Cousins (1916 - 1992)


Le Matador, 1955
Collection Danielle and Marc Cousins
Alexandria, Virginia

Plaiton Long-Standing, 1959
Collection Danielle and Marc Cousins
Alexandria, Virginia



Ed Clark (born 1926)

The City, 1953
Collection Helen and John Slimak
Naples, Florida

Orange Front, 1963
Collection Herbert and Mary Auerbach
Vancouver, British Columbia



Beauford Delaney (1901 - 1979)

Chartres, 1954
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sweeney
New York, New York

Portrait of James Baldwin, 1963
Estate of Beauford Delaney
New York, New York

Larry Potter (1925 - 1966)

Twilight Landscape, c. 1956
Collection Ina H. and Robert F. King
New York, New York

The Edge, 1962
Collection Ernest P. Bynum and Dennis M. Costin
New York, New York

Barbara Chase-Riboud (born 1939)

Adam and Eve, 1958
Collection of the Artist
Paris, France

Plant Woman, 1962
Collection of the Artist
Paris, France

 

Note: all images taken from Explorations in the City of Light: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-1965. Edited by Audreen Buffalo, The Studio Museum in Harlem. New York: 1996