Carolina Cotton Fields | John Carroll Doyle

Carolina Cotton Fields
oil/canvas
60 x 48 inches
Private Collection © John Carroll Doyle 2008

"About the Painting: ""Carolina Cotton Fields"", painted on a grand scale, is meant to show a long overdue indebtedness to the African Americans who toiled in our southern landscapes well into the 2oth century, picking cotton by hand before machinery relieved them of their arduous labor. The painting depicts three black field laborers beginning their day at sunrise. The central dominating figure stands up right and stead fast as she looks to the morning sky with noble determination, as if to say, ""A New Day Is Coming"". This large oil painted by John C. Doyle is his second in a series devoted to the cotton industry. The painting measures 60 high and 48 wide. With its gold frame it measures 76 x 64 overall. For more information on the artwork of John Carroll Doyle, please visit or contact his gallery at 125 Church Street in historic, downtown Charleston (843) 577-7344."

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