James Van Der Zee Black and White Photograph - Atlantic City, New Jersey, African American Portrait Photography at the Beach
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James Van Der Zee
Atlantic City, New Jersey, African American Portrait Photography at the Beach

1930

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This is a limited edition black and white photograph by one of the most important Harlem Renaissance photographers back in the day. It is a family portrait of city dwellers enjoying a day at the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City, 1930 by James Van Der Zee, is a toned gelatin silver print mounted on board. Dry-mounted on board, dimensions are: 15" x 12 1/2"; Image size: 6 5/8" x 4 3/4." The print is signed recto (front), titled, and annotated "XIV 60/75" in pencil below the image on the dry-mount. The collectible photograph is one in a limited-edition portfolio of eighteen photographs by Van DerZee. The portfolio was published by Graphics International Ltd. Washington D.C. January 1974 in an edition of 75, numbered 1 through 75. (15 artist proofs were made and numbered I through XV.) Artist's Bio: James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 – May 15, 1983), an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers, was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Van Der Zee opened his photography studio in Harlem on 135th Street in 1918, chronicling the arts and music scenes and everyday life. Quickly Van Der Zee became the most successful portraitist in Harlem and continued to capture the lives of black New Yorkers for decades.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 15 in. x W 12.5 in.H 38.1 cm x W 31.75 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New york, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU74634038982
  • Seller Reference Number
    99Prints
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