(1916 - 1992)
Harold Cousins was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York / France, Belgium. Harold Cousins is known for abstract sculpture-mixed media.
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Biography Harold Cousins
An African-American sculptor who at age 33 became an expatriate in
Paris from America, Harold Cousins worked in a variety of mediums
including stone, wood, metal and terra cotta, and in a variety of
styles from realism to total abstraction. In the 1950s and 1960s,
he expressed his political views about racial integration in America
with figurative works including Political Prisoner (1954), Slave (1963) and Standing Figure (1963), a silhouette suggestive of the Ku Klux Klan.
By the time he left for Europe, Harold Cousins had already established
a professional reputation in his own country. He grew up in
northwest Washington DC in an area known as "Black Broadway". In
1943, he b
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