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"Invocation," Art Deco Painting with Black Male Nude and African Mask



Superbly conceived and executed in very fine detail, this Art Deco painting of a nude black male figure amidst a lush, tropical setting, with an African mask peeking out from the foliage, was executed by Milton Martin in the 1930s. It is possible that the image depicts an African figure, or a scene that is meant to suggest the origins of Black America in Africa. Executed in gouache, this image may have been created as an illustration for a book or magazine. (Dimensions include matte and frame.)


  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Width: 14.75 in. (37.47 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865118929562

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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