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 Eldzier Cortor  (1916 - )

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Lived/Active: Illinois/New York      Known for: mod ethnic figure-genre, graphics

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Eldzier Cortor
from Auction House Records.
Woman in an Interior
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
African-American painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor, a modernist emphasizing the depiction of Black women, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1916, but moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois when he was one year old. As a child, he wanted to create comic strips, copying Leslie Rogers' "Bungleton Green," his favorite, among others. He attended Englewood High School with future artists Charles White and Charles Sebree. His father did not support his interest in art and Cortor was forced to d (showing 500 of 2811 characters).

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