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James Van Der Zee

Born in: 1886 United States

James Van Der Zee

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James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 – May 15, 1983), an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers, was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Van Der Zee opened his photography studio in Harlem on 135th Street in 1918, chronicling the arts and music scenes and everyday life. Quickly Van Der Zee became the most successful portraitist in Harlem and continued to capture the lives of black New Yorkers for decades.

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James Van Der Zee, Wedding Day, Harlem, New York City, Photography

James Van Der Zee

Wedding Day, Harlem, New York City, 1926
15 x 12.5 inch
Photography

$2,400

James Van Der Zee, Portrait of an Actor, Harlem, New York City, Photography

James Van Der Zee

Portrait of an Actor, Harlem, New York City, 1929
15 x 12.5 inch
Photography

$2,400

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