Birthday

Depicts a girl and boy presenting a birthday cake to an elderly woman. "AP 10/25" is written in pencil at the bottom margin, along with the title of the work and artist's signature., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Artist's bio: Painter, writer, and businesswoman Varnette Patricia Honeywood (December 27, 1950 - September 12, 2010) was born in Los Angeles and received degrees from Spelman College and the University of Southern California. Her work has received wide exposure in galleries, individual group shows, in books, and on television. Honeywood is famous for her upbeat depictions of black family life. Carrying on the tradition of black genre painting that came in the wake of the Harlem Renaissance, her work portrays blacks in a range of settings, going about various activities, always stressing the colorful and creative aspects of African American culture. Honeywood's work tells stories and communicates ideas and thoughts. Much of Honeywood's art concerns the history of black Americans, their sufferings and triumphs, and celebrates the strength and leadership of black women., Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
Abstract/Description: Depicts a girl and boy presenting a birthday cake to an elderly woman. "AP 10/25" is written in pencil at the bottom margin, along with the title of the work and artist's signature.
Subject(s): Children.
Older people.
Celebrations.
Birthdays.
Kissing.
Grandparents.