Known in her lifetime as the “Empress of the Blues,” She was a bold, supremely confident artist who often disdained the use of a microphone and whose art expressed the frustrations and hopes of a whole generation of black Americans. She was known for her rich contralto voice and her breathtaking emotional intensity.
Oil Pastel on Paper
18 W x 24 H
This drawings is part of my BLM series honoring the great black artist who have contributed so greatly to our culture.
Proceeds go to BLM bail fund.