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Emanuel Leutz

Born, 1816. Died, 1868

Robert Colescott’s George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, 1975 was reproduced in Kobena Mercer’s chapter in his book Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures (2007). The book was edited by Kobena Mercer and was one of four books (all edited by Mercer) in a series titled Annotating Art’s Histories, jointly published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Iniva the Institute of International Visual Arts, London. The chapter in question (in Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures) was Tropes of the Grotesque in the Black Avant-Garde.

Colescott’s George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, 1975 is one of his most celebrated works. It parodies a well known painting by Emanuel Leutze (American, 1816 - 1868), Washington Crossing the Delaware, painted in 1851, oil on canvas, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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