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Harry Seymour Prez Obama Art

First Dance
  • First Dance
  • Painting | 18" x 34"
  • Egg Tempera on Panel
  • The “First Dance” is an18 x 34 egg tempera. It is the largest egg tempera I have attempted. It depicts the inaugural dance for Barack and Michelle Obama. Feedback is appreciated.
  • View Details | $9,000.00 Buy It Now

The Oath
  • The Oath
  • Other Painting | 18" x 14"
  • President Obama rests his hand on President Lincoln's inaugural Bible while taking the oath of office. The bible is held by Michelle Obama. It is a 18x14 scratchboard etching.
  • View Details | Sold at $5000.00

Yes we can
  • Yes we can
  • Other Painting | 16" x 12"
  • This image, “Yes we can,” depicts the fist bump seen around the world, symbolizing Barack and Michelle’s extraordinary accomplishment, strength, affection and commitment to each other. The original sold for $5500 and limited editions are available in a limited edition giclee (canvas) printing of 250 at $1000 each, unframed.
  • View Details | Sold at $5500.00

change We Can Believe In
  • change We Can Believe In
  • Other Painting | 16" x 12"
  • “Change we can belive in” is a 12 x 16 scratchart etching depicting the Obama family during the Presidential campaign. This etching depicts them standing on a platform with placard holding fans all around. Why do I show only their legs? I see this image as emblematic of a family who stands tall and stands together amidst an historical change recently thought unbelievable. Now we have witnessed CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN.
  • View Details | Sold at $4500.00

  • Change
  • Other Painting | 16" x 12"
  • “Change” depicts three amazing leaders about whom change defines their aspirations. To Malcolm X change meant social and political justice for blacks by any means necessary. Martin viewed change as an integrated and colorblind society; whereas Barack seeks and epitomizes a change where millions of folks of different racial and ethnic backgrounds embraced his presidential candidacy. In my etching Malcolm and Martin are in the foreground with expressions depicting the reality of the past and Barack is in the background as an emerging and hopeful presence for the future.
  • View Details | Not For Sale

Eyes of children
  • Eyes of children
  • Other Painting | 16" x 12"
  • “Eyes of Children” is a 12 x 16 scratchart etching (on black board) depicting young Black school children showing their affection via the sign “We love our Prez.” This image occurred at the 2008 Thanksgiving Food Bank when the Obama family was giving out food in front of a school and being observed by the children in the window. I was struck by how this image so dramatically contrasts with my own experience among my fellow black 5th graders who, over 50years ago, would simply giggle when a person of African decent or origin appeared in our texts or were the subject of class discussion. This was a form of self denigration. How things have changed!
  • View Details | $5,500.00 Buy It Now