Hawaiian Ai-Laiki = Ricebird - James W. Washington, Jr.



A striking, signature work carved from black granite— the bird is powerfully rendered with a commanding posture.

James W. Washington, Jr. was an African-American folk artist who was known for his engaging works in stone. Born in Gloster, Mississippi, Washington settled in Seattle and became a leading member of the Northwest School. Washington’s spirited, but quiet carvings are often seen as a cross between two other direct carvers; the African American Folk Artist William Edmondson (1874-1951) and American sculptor John Flannagan (1895-1942).

Washington's work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including The Smithsonian, the Whitney, SFMOMA and the Seattle Art Museum.

Condition: Excellent. Stamped signature, date and title on wood base, stone initialed, "JWW" and dated "1974."



Dealer STEVEN S. POWERS
Date: 1974
Origin American - Seattle
Artist/Maker James W. Washington, Jr. (American 1909-2000)
Measurements 7 1/2" L x 4 1/2" D x 7" H
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Website http://stevenspowers.com
Price Please call or email
Contact Steve Powers, 718-625-1715 or  steve@stevenspowers.com

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