Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. was born July 15, 1938, in a poor section ("the bottom") of Durham, North Carolina. His father, Ernest Barnes Sr., worked as a shipping clerk at Liggett Myers Tobacco Company and his mother, Fannie Mae Geer, was employed as a domestic for Frank Fuller Jr., a wealthy Southern attorney who would guide Barnes into the world of art.
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Ernie Barnes Coffee Break
I first purchased this poster 30 years ago. I love it as much today or more than back then. My copy had faded over the years and I was very excited that I could purchase a new one from The Black Art Depot. I would highly recommend them to anyone.