Aaron Douglas, Negro in an African Setting, Aspects of Negro Life Series, 1934.
oil on canvas, 182.9 x 199.4 cm.

Last known location (2003): Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
Art and Artifacts Division, The New York Public Library,
Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.

Image from Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

One of four in a series executed under the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP),
a government funded art project that ran from Dec. 1933 - June 1934,
just prior to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1935-39) and
the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture/Fine Arts (the Section) (1934-39).