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Robert Gwathmey Portrait

Robert Gwathmey

Richmond, Virginia 1903

Southampton, New York 1988

Active in:

  • Amagansett, New York
  • New York, New York

Photo Caption:
Robert Gwathmey, 1963, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001660


Painter, born in Richmond, Va. Socially conscious, Gwathmey portrayed rural African-American life in the South in a modernist style, emphasizing broad areas of color outlined in black.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)