This is an extremely cool and rare mixed media paper collage painting artwork, ink and watercolor on paper. This is a handmade art poster for the exhibit of African and Ethnographic Drums from the Dr. Howard amassed the largest collection of ethnic drums in North America, which was internationally exhibited in the mid 20th century.
I was told that his daughter was a prominent artist, and that she may have actually created this poster. I have done a lot of research, and this appears to be the only version of this artwork poster that exists. Truly a one of a kind piece. Text on the artwork states: A World-Wide Exhibit of DRUMS from the Private Collection of Dr.Howard - 1st and 2nd Floor. This exhibit was at the Watts Towers Art Center. This work is signed in green ink Jay Howard 9-11-64. Approximately 21 3/8 x 31 1/4 including frame. This would be an amazing item for any Tribal Arts, ethnic Drum collector or Drum Musician. Please check my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! (1912 - 1994), a dentist by profession, gathered what is arguably the "largest collection" of drums in the Americas. The importance of his collection has been noted by experts on folk instruments at the Smithsonian Institution. And were part of a major touring exhibit with artifacts collected by Fernando Ortiz. The Cuban ethnographer who defined Afro-Cuban culture and wrote 30 books on the subject.
Howard, 82, dental surgeon and ethnomusicologist who collected more than 600 items involving drums. A native of Chicago who was educated at the University of Illinois, Howard developed his fascination with drums during the three years he spent as a youngster in British Guiana, which is now Guyana. He spent decades learning about rhythms and the instruments that made them from around the world. A trained drummer, Howard stored the prized collection in a room of his home and often invited professional percussionists in to play.He also exhibited the instruments at the Watts Towers Art Center and in various museums. Howard documented his findings in a well-received book in 1967, Drums in the Americas. He also wrote Drums From the Tropics to the Arctic Circle in 1982. Other than drums, the 600 items in his collection include books, stamps and pictures describing the instruments and the folklore that created them. The item "Antique Mid Century African American Black Modernism Painting Drums Exhibit" is in sale since Monday, April 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.