WARMLY INSCRIBED BY PAUL ROBESON
ROBESON, Paul. Photograph inscribed. No place, no date. Photograph, measuring 3 by 5 inches; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 9 by 11 inches. $1800.
Original photograph of Paul Robeson, warmly inscribed: “Every good wish, Paul Robeson.”
The multi-talented Robeson was notable as an opera singer, an actor, an athlete (Walter Camp once described him as "the greatest to ever trot the gridiron"), an intellectual, and a civil rights activist. "Paul Robeson is an American tragedy. He was an enormously talented black man whose imposing personality and uncompromising political ideals were more than a racist and anti-Communist United States could appreciate or tolerate. One of the major performing artists of the 20th century, his achievements as a stage actor, movie star, and singer are individually outstanding but collectively astounding. He was easily the most influential black entertainer of his day" (ANB).
A fine inscribed portrait, handsomely framed.