Bald Mountain, North Carolina

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Title

Bald Mountain, North Carolina

Description

William Aiken Walker was not renown as a landscape artist. He is best known for the prodigious quantity of his small paintings depicting rural African Americans. These paintings were produced en masse, sold cheaply, and were widely distributed. For these reasons, perhaps more than any other working artist at the time, Walker reinforced a popular concept of Southern racial norms which placed African Americans at an economic and cultural disadvantage. In his seasonal travels, however, he did produce both small and large paintings of landscapes throughout the Southeast, including this painting of North Carolina’s Bald Mountains.

Creator

Walker, William Aiken

Source

2014.1.118

Date

1891

Contributor

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1838-1921

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Original Format

oil on panel

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