Dox Thrash at a Pyramid Club Art Exhibition
@ Temple University
Mosley, John W
DescriptionPhotograph of Dox Thrash (far left) and unidentified women observing Selma Burke's scupture "Island Dancers" at a Pyramid Club Art Exhibition. Through 1914-1917 Thrash studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before serving in World War I as a member of the 365th Infantry Regiment. By 1925 he settled in Philadelphia and his work was featured consistently in its Tra Club. His paintings and prints have been featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Howard University Gallery of Art, the Pyramid Club (1946), Smithsonian Institute (1948), the Newark Museum (1971) and in various publications and collections across the United States. During her short marriage to Claude McKay, Burke became involved in the Harlem Renaissance, working with the Works Progress Administration and the Harlem Artists Guild. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City. In 1941 Burke earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.