Christopher Murphy was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1902. His parents were both working artists, and encouraged their son to pursue an artistic career. This work was produced during Murphy’s student years. It records the city's urban scenery and historical architecture, but also clues to its social and economic character. Like most skilled labor in the South at that time, brick masonry was a trade known best by African Americans. Murphy later became a founding member of the Association of Georgia Artists and served as president of the Savannah Art Club.
Wright Collection of Southern Art
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graphite on paper
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