Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sojourner Truth

She was a slave (for about half her life) who became a famous speaker for the abolition of slavery, capitol punishment and equal rights for women ( wrote "Ain't I a Woman"). She is the first black female to have a bust in the U. S. Capitol building (placed there in 2008). This is a portrait I painted in acrylic on canvas for The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Museum here in Sacramento.

12 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

Magnificent. Right on! You are a great portrait painter. Let's hope that yesterday's inauguration eliminates inequality of every kind.

Take care,

Your work is sooooo good!

Barbara

benjaminlois said...

really really a very good work!! but i think is not necesary i tell you, isn´t it??
once again, great work!!

Holly Van Hart said...

David, what a wonderfully fresh portrait. we (the museum-going public) are lucky that it will be available for all to see! Holly

David Lobenberg said...

benjaminlois: Thank you so much!

David Lobenberg said...

Holly: This one went very smoothly, so I figure when that happens, it stays fresh without that over worked look we all hate so much. Thanks.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Barbara. I enjoyed your utube skyping interview!

wayne said...

Hi David,
...i agree with Barbara M wholeheartedly. The painting is brilliant (as always). There have been some outstanding individuals with a vision and a voice like this woman who have helped inspire/lead entire nations towards a more harmonious whole. There have been people like her here in Australia working towards similar noble ideals and achieving them. It's great that this work of yours (and of this great figure) is in the Sojourner Truth Muticultural Museum. And now, as you say, that she is also the first black female to have a bust in the US Capitol building (placed there as recently as 2008). Art can make a statement. That bust (and its location), and your painting (and its location), does. The word "multicultural" stands out for me. Her vision, farsighted and extending beyond equal rights and freedom for her own culture, to encompass equality for women of every culture. Best wishes,
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David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much, Wayne. Did you get my email?

jeancauthen said...

Well done! Love your blogspot and that you merge your artlife and your teaching life.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Nice honor, great painting!

Paz said...

Awesome job! Awesome-looking painting!

Paz

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Paz! Stay warm back there on the east coast.