Portrait gallery of Black Paris

Portrait gallery of Black Paris
Watercolors, paintings and drawings about important black people in Paris

This summer I made a collection of drawings and paintings on the theme of black American personalities who mattered in France. As a magazine illustrator for France-Amérique, I was entrusted with a fascinating dossier: proposing a stroll in Paris, an illustrated walk in Black Paris.

The personalities highlighted are notably the singer Joséphine Baker at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the jazzman Miles Davis, the writer Charles Baldwin in St-Germain-des-Prés or the Harlem Hellfighters, an American military band that introduced the first notes of jazz in Pigalle and Montmartre.

Paintings of places and characters to give the Black Lives Matter movement a visual and graphic interpretation of the cultural imprint of these people in the paintings of Paris.

Portrait gallery of Black Paris

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