Go Down Death by Aaron Douglas | Print

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Aaron Douglas (American, 1899-1979)

The leading painter of the Harlem Renaissance, Douglas based this painting on an illustration he made for God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927), a book by noted author and civil rights advocate James Weldon Johnson. Its subject tells the story of a winged angel of death who races through the heavens on horseback to rescue a woman from a life of suffering.

Prints include a suitably sized white border which enhances their look when placed in any standard off-the-shelf frame.