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Alvin Carl Hollingsworth

Alvin Carl Hollingsworth

5500.00$4,850

American (1928–2000)

  • Date: circa 1977
  • Oil and Acrylic with Collage on Board, signed lower left
  • Size: 18 x 14 inches (45.72 x 35.56 cm)
  • Frame Size: 25 x 20 inches

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A Woman and Child watch a boat sail away from the shore in this original painting with collage by American artist, Alvin Carl Hollingsworth.

The painting is signed lower left. Hollingsworth was a member of the prominent Spiral group formed in 1963 in the New York studio of Romare Bearden. Spiral members aimed to address civil and human rights concerns and show support for the Civil Rights Movement. They did not, however, want to adhere to strict aesthetic criteria or compromise their artistic individuality. Spiral also included Norman Lewis, Hale Woodruff, Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Richard Mayhew, Reginald Gammons and others.  

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About The Artist: Alvin Carl Hollingsworth

Alvin Hollingsworth, comic-strip illustrator and painter, was born in New York City and began drawing at the age of four, and by the time he was twelve, he was an artist assistant at Holyoke Publishing Company for Catman's Comics. A year later he was doing illustrations for Crime Comics. Also known under the name of Alvin Holly. His paintings dealt with themes of contemporary social issues such as the Civil Rights Movement, women's struggles,...

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About The Medium: Acrylic

A fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

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Alvin Carl Hollingsworth

circa 1977

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