Still lifes of fruit by American artist Charles Ethan Porter. Living from 1847 to 1923, he was one of the first African Americans to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in New York City where he had also studied art.

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Untitled. (Bowl of Cherries). ca. 1890. Oil on canvas. Image © Michael Rosenfeld Art. Fair use license. via https://www.michaelrosenfeldart.com/artists/charles-ethan-porter-1847-1923/selected-works/4
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Untitled (cracked watermelon). ca. 1890. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fair use license. via https://hyperallergic.com/527270/the-story-of-charles-ethan-porter-an-african-american-still-life-painter/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20122619%20-%20New%20Little%20Women&utm_content=Daily%20122619%20-%20New%20Little%20Women+CID_432d052f05c19298a02ce78f91785f59&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=The%20Story%20of%20Charles%20Ethan%20Porter%20an%20African%20American%20Still-Life%20Painter
"Still life with Corn." ca. 1880.
“Still life with Corn.” ca. 1880. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fair use license. via https://pixels.com/featured/still-life-with-corn-charles-ethan-porter.html
"Strawberries." 1888.
“Strawberries.” 1888. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/32357038@N08/3348368672

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