Rube and the Giants by Kadir Nelson

Rube and the Giants

Kadir Nelson
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  • Giclee on Canvas
  • Limited Edition
  • 24x48 inches
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Signed and Numbered

This image is from Kadir Nelson's award winning book "We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball".

This work of art depicts Rube Foster (fourth from right), founder of the Negro National League and owner of the Chicago American Giants, who "ran his team like it was a major league club." Foster is shown here, circa 1920, calling his team together while scribbling instructions to be administered to his players. The team, having traveled first class in a plush and comfortable rented Pullman train car (most teams traveled by bus or passenger car), has just arrived in town to play a local team. They are greeted by curious local children as they disembark from the car. Pictured are: Christobal Torriente (second from right), Bingo De Moss (seventh from right in brown suit), and Dave Malarcher (walking down steps).

Currently available as an unstretched limited edition canvas giclee.


Limited Edition: 100pcs (Edition Size) - $1025.00 (Price)

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Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity Provided by the Artist
Collection We Are The Ship Collection
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size See Product Description
Framed Unframed
Height 24 inches
Length 48 inches
Medium Giclee on Canvas
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU kane134
Year Released 2008

Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, displaying artistic acumen before he could write or spell. “I have always been an artist,” Nelson explains. “It’s part of my DNA.” At age eleven, Kadir Nelson was apprenticed by his uncle Michael Morris, an artist and art instructor. “My uncle gave me my foundation in art,” says the artist. Kadir Nelson experimented with several different media and later began painting in oils at the age of sixteen under the encouragement and tutelage of both his uncle and high school art teacher. He began entering his paintings in art competitions and ultimately won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating with honors, Kadir Nelson began his professional career as an artist, publishing his work and receiving commissions from publishers and production studios such as Dreamworks, Sports Illustrated, Coca-Cola, The New York Times and Major League Baseball, among others.

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