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Artwork copyright Gwen Knight. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Documents

Diva, 1994

Gwen Knight
(American, born 1913, died 2005)

Location: Ballard High School, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Gwen Knight's portraits explore the essence of her subjects. Diva was originally created as a painting on aluminum plate for a series called 'Pleas and Thank Yous: 100 True Stories,' and was later recreated as a print.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Late artist Gwen Knight explored personal identity and emotional narratives in her expressively figurative paintings and prints. Beginning her career during the Harlem Renaissance, Knight went on to be an influential teacher in institutions across America. Knight and her husband, artist Jacob Lawrence, engaged in a life-long collaborative partnership of critical guidance and support.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Serigraph on paper

Dimensions

28 in x 23 in

ID Number

WSAC1999.016.000

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Seattle Public Schools

Artwork Location

Ballard High School
library

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

1418 NW 65th ST
Seattle, WA 98117

Geo. Coordinates

47.676522 | -122.376441

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