Congo Square

Ted Ellis
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  • Open Edition
  • Unframed
  • 18x36 inches
  • A Tribute to the History of Congo Square
  • Giclee on Archival Paper

Congo Square in New Orleans has great significance when it comes to the people of New Orleans. It was the one place during slavery where people of color could gather weekly and dance, play music, socialize and practice African cultural traditions. In Congo Square, it was safe to be an African again. Some say jazz was birthed here out of the drumming and Voodoo rituals that took place in Congo Square before the Civil War.

In this limited edition work of art Ted Ellis depicts, enslaved Africans gathered at Congo Square in New Orleans dancing and playing music. Not allowing the harsh conditions of the time to kill their spirit and culture.

Limited Edition. Measures 15x30 inches. Edition size of 100pcs. Giclee on Archival Paper.

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity Provided by the Artist
Edition Limited Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 15 inches
Length 30 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU ellis-congo

Ted Ellis

Ted Ellis is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family… passionate about his heritage and passionate about his art. Just ask him and he proudly declares, "I paint Subjects that are representative of the many facets of American life as I know it. I like to think of myself as a creative historian. I was put here to record history…all aspects of American culture and heritage. My sole purpose has always been to educate through my art." Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for its history, style, and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of his childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage. Extremely dedicated to his craft, this artist draws on a style that was born in his childhood from impressions of his native city. Ellis is self-taught and boldly blends realism and impressionism in his work, evoking nostalgia and inspiration. The art of this man both reveres and celebrates the traditional values of his culture. Ted Ellis, the man, lives the life he paints about.

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