Angela, by Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor, 1970

Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor, Artist
Angela , 1970

Charcoal on paper
38 1/4 x 37 in. (97.2 x 94 cm)
Credit Line
Private collection. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Angela is a charcoal drawing of the Black Panther Party member Angela Davis, who was arrested and imprisoned in 1970 on charges relating to the kidnapping of a judge from a Marin County, California, courthouse and his subsequent killing. Davis's case became a focal point of activism for many around the world, including Gallery 32 and its proprietor, Suzanne Jackson.