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Negro Head

Dublin Core

Title

Negro Head

Creator

Halper, Roe

Format

59 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

Identifier

177

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Biography

Roe Halper is a professional fine artist working in pen and ink, low relief wood carvings, acrylic painting and clay sculpture.

According to Woody Klein’s book "Westport, Connecticut," Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Temple Israel on Friday night, May 22, 1964. Westport artist Roe Halper presented King with three woodcarvings, representing the civil rights struggle. He hung them proudly in the front hallway of his Atlanta home.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Wood carving

Media Details

Wood carving - carved and painted wood panel

Signature Position

Carved, lower left

Citation

Halper, Roe, “Negro Head,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2020, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/217.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:creator Item: Roe Halper