Poor Man’s Club, c. 1940
Artist: John Ingless Atkinson Jr.
Oil on canvas
21 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches
Signed lower left and on verso
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Atkinson is known for his paintings, graphics, and sculptures. His work has been exhibited at US Government Printing Office in Washington D.C. in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of the 13th Amendment. His works have also been shown at the Society of Independent artists in 1922, and in Chicago during the 1940 Art of the American Negro exhibit.