Come Sunday - Ernie Barnes was born July 15, 1938. Endowed with an innate sensitivity, he knew early in life that he wanted to become an artist. Initial impressions were fashioned in the rich soil of Durham, North Carolina, while his sensibilities were cultivated in a loving home by his parents, Ernest Sr. and Fannie (Geer) Barnes. As a child, he often accompanied his mother to the home of the prominent attorney, Frank Fuller, Jr., where she worked as a domestic. Through his expansive library, Fuller introduced Barnes to the works of the great master artists such as Rembrandt, Raphael and Michelangelo. Amidst the harshness of life in the segregated south in the1940's, artistic ambitions would prove to be an impossibility. His father echoed the sentiments of many in ridiculing and forbidding young Ernest's desire to be an artist. His peers also asserted their disdain by beating him on a daily basis. The isolation and despair of this shy, fat, un-athletic boy plagued him until he reached junior high... MORE Come Sunday
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Come Sunday by Ernie Barnes
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Yes as of 12/17/2017
Condition:
New
Edition:
Litho 
Size / no.:
Open Edition Lithograph
Dimension:
23 1/2 X 19
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This print is one of twelve from the Beauty of The Ghetto Collection.

A big, robust, superfine, sweaty face black lady. life for her ain't been no crystal stair, but the spiritual ghetto around her is far more impregnable that the physical ghetto to which she is confined and "come Sunday" she goes to God to strengthen the foundation.

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