“As a painter, I am a part of the whole scene of Black life in a small way. At best, I record the life-style of my people. The more I talk, think, feel and act (in that order), the more I become what I should be, can be, and will be in an artistic manner. The subjects I paint? Black. The creative impulse of the Black Art Movement is massive, and above all, devoted to the Black community first, last, and always. It is the awareness of truth, and the truth is that we have done so much for others, now we must do for ourselves.” - Jemisi Obanjoko, 1976
Title: Stand By Me or Day-Light
Artist: Jemisi Obanjoko (James Sneed) (1938 – 2015)
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: Image size: 30 x 24 x ½ inches; Framed: 31 ¼ x 25 x 1 ½ inches
Accession Number: H77.54
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