SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM A. FAGALY, SOLD TO BENEFIT PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)

Black Angel Known As Gertrude Morgan

Details
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN (1900-1980)
Black Angel Known As Gertrude Morgan
acrylic, ink and crayon on repurposed Miss Cavalvade advertisement
9 1⁄2 x 7 in.
Provenance
E. Lorenz Borenstein Gallery, New Orleans
Acquired from the above, 1969
Literature
Henry J. Seldis and Jehanne Teilhet, Dimensions of Black (La Jolla Museum of Art, San Diego, 1970), p. 147.
Louisiana Folk Paintings (American Folk Art Museum, 1973), cat. no. 138.
Exhibited
San Diego, La Jolla Museum of Art, Dimensions of Black, 14 February- 29 March 1970.
New York, American Folk Art Museum, Louisiana Folk Paintings, 17 September- 4 November 1973.
New Orleans Museum of Art, Sister Gertrude Morgan, 6 February- 10 April 1988.
New Orleans Museum of Art, Of Vision and Visage: Portraits on Paper, 2000.
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, What a Wonderful World, 4 October- 14 December 2003.

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Lot Essay

A missionary, musician, poet and artist, Sister Gertrude Morgan created colorful didactic paintings of biblical imagery to be displayed in and around her Everlasting Gospel Mission in New Orleans. Here, she describes herself for the world: Black angel Known as Sister Gertrude Morgan that name was given to me from God By a Preacher around 1946 or 47.
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