"The Maker of Goblins" (ca. 1919) By WILLIAM EDOUARD SCOTT (African-American, 1884 - 1964)
Oil on canvas, signed lower left, 32 x 26 inches (canvas), 43 x 37 inches (original frame) Original frame with Scott’s business card attached to the back. (An extremely rare and important work done in the South
by a highly celebrated African-American Artist. Scott is generally accepted
as one of America’s greatest African-American artists, and this piece may very well be his best work.)
The Painting was exhibited in the following: Second Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Negro Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, California (1929); Colored YMCA, The Work of American Negroes, Indianapolis, Indiana (1930); Facing the Odds, Three Indiana African-American Artists, Indianapolis, Indiana (1990); A Shared Heritage, Four African-American Artists, Indianapolis
Museum of Art (1996); Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois (1996); National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, Massachusetts (1996).