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Ho Chi Minh Portrait by George 8x Stewart DC Artist Black Power 1971 Poster Political Artist

George 8x Stewart an African American Muslim artist who spent the majority of his time in Washington DC. He was arrested and placed in prison for  drugs, his addiction forced him to spend many years of his life incarcerated and not treated, a all too common practice of the United States! 
After his release he devoted his attentions to drawing, which he learned he had a natural talent for while in prison, very fortunate he did see his potential and self worth, his art of realism and protest subject has made a body of work that is impressive and inspirational as well as a piece of American History. 
His subject was mostly protest figures and role models for the time as well as himself, his art is a reflection of the times and of a journey many African Americans took as times were changing but not always for the better. Oppression and persecution of many young men and women was a horror that many people dont want to remember. 

In this next group of postings, I have had a great opportunity to work with my client who recently acquired, preserved is a better adjective given the subject matter, posts of George 8x Stewart. I will be posting in a block the posters available by this amazing and culturally important artist of the late 60s-early 70's DC Political Climate.

Title: Ho Chi Minh 
Signed in paste lower right in plate. Printed on heavy paper 
Dated on lower right 1971 with reply address of E. B. Wash Art Gallery 3220 Georgia Ave. NW Washington DC 20010credited to Mrs Isabelle Stewart on lower right margin. 

Ho Chi Minh was the communist leader of Vietnam, who lead the people to free themselves from the control of France and helped usher in free Vietnam.
As well as… "He helped found the Indochinese Communist Party in 1930 and the League for the Independence of Vietnam, or Viet Minh, in 1941. At World War II’s end, Viet Minh forces seized the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi and declared a Democratic State of Vietnam (or North Vietnam) with Ho as president."

Size: 20 x 25 inches. 
Condition: light toning on left edge margin, light edge chipping on top right and left. Water stain on top left and right. 

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