Bernice Sims

 

 

 

 

Bernice Sims lived near Brewton, Alabama in the rural community of Hickory Hill. A hardworking single mother of six, she was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's and the March in Selma was a favorite subject in her paintings.

 

Encouraged to paint "her way" by Larry Manning, long time friend and her art instructor, Bernice graced us with her interpretation of everyday life and it's struggles until her passing in October of 2014.   

                            

The six paintings of civil rights protest subjects shown below were painted during the later years of Bernice's life. She painted them as a series showing the struggles and unfair conditions that people of color endured in their road to equality. Always a favorite subject, these paintings serve to remind us of the civil rights movement in the 60's and her enduring efforts to help highlight her people's thirst for equality.

 

 

Detail

"Thanksgiving"

#AB-1

Sims family Thanksgiving dinner

 

Professionally framed - overall

34" x 28"

wood frame is 2.25" wide

Painting dimensions

30" x 24" on stretched canvas

 

 

$1500

 

"Cabbage Patch"

#KG-1

20" x 16"

Everyone pitched in

to pick cabbages.

Dated 1994

$775

"Miller School"

#KG-1730

19 7/8"x 15 7/8"

on stretched canvas

depicting segregation protests at Miller School

 

$900

 

 

Hosing Protesters

#KG-1729

19 7/8"x 15 7/8"

on stretched canvas

depicting police and protester confrontation

 

$900

 

"The Pettus Bridge"

#KG-1725

20" x 15 3/4 "

on stretched canvas

depicting the famous march over the Pettus Bridge in Selma

 

$900

 

 

"Police Dogs"

#KG-1731

20" x 15 7/8"

on stretched canvas

depicting one of many police and protesters confrontation

 

$900

 

"Birmingham Jail"

#KG-1726

19 7/8 " x 16"

on stretched canvas

depicting the Birmingham jail where many protesters where held

 

$900

 

"White Only"

#KG-1728

15 7/8" x 19 7/8"

on stretched canvas

lunch counter protests demanding equal rights

 

$900

 

 

"Hogs to the Barn"

#KG-1723

 

19 7/8" x 15 7/8"

on stretched canvas

Signed, dated (5/7/94) and title

on reverse

$775

 

"Sims Family"

#KG-1721

 

18" x 24"

on stretched canvas

 

SOLD

 

 

"Wash Day"

#KG-1724

 

15 7/8" x 19 7/8"

on stretched canvas

SOLD

 

                         

 

"Turpentine Farm"

#KG-1735

 

16" x 20"

on stretched canvas

in wood frame

 

$795

 

 

"Taylor's Rolling Store"

#KG-1734

 

20" x 16"

on stretched canvas

in wood frame

 

$795

 

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