A portrait of Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott.
This was done in acrylic paint on 11"x14" stretched canvas with a .75" wooden frame and is ready for hanging.
A prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930s and 1940s, in 1950, Hazel Scott became the first woman of color to have her own TV show, The Hazel Scott Show, featuring a variety of entertainment. She moved to Paris in the late 1950s and performed in France. Scott had long been committed to civil rights, particularly in Hollywood.
This painting was originally shown at Cheri Restaurant for the Musical Vibrations Solo Art Exhibit in Harlem, New York 2016.
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