Guinea-fowl type of birds and leguans, signed "Bela"

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS394611
Creators:
Bela
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Painting
Repository:

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bela, a native of Brazzaville, served as cook in the home of M. Romain Desfosses, French naval officer during World War II, and moved with him to Elizabethville after the war; there he was inspired to paint by watching Desfosses, who encouraged him to continue. (Information abstracted from accession papers.)

Local Note
Local Note
For black and white photograph, see negative Number 45,426. Negative not located as of 7/1969.
Local Note
On display in African Exhibit, Hall 7, National Museum of Natural History.
Local Note
oils applied by thumb on wallboard

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 394,611, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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