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The Advocate

Ernie Barnes
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The Advocate by Ernie Barnes is a depiction of an African-American lawyer with books all around him, a pencil in his mouth, and a notepad in his hand working toward his cause.

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Description

The Advocate by Ernie Barnes is a depiction of an African-American lawyer with books all around him, a pencil in his mouth, and a notepad in his hand working toward his cause.

Specs.
Collection Black Lawyer Art Collection
Edition Open Edition
Framed No
Height 33 Inches
Length 23 Inches
Medium Art Print
SKU erba112
Ernie Barnes
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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