John Carroll Doyle

Carolina Cotton Fields, © 2008
Textured Giclee on Canvas
40 x 30 in
Framing Dimensions: 48 x 38 in
Open Edition '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 20th 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 upright and steadfast 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 was his second in a series devoted to the cotton industry. The original oil painting, which is in Private Collection, measures 60" high and 48" wide.

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