Teenage protégée of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith stepped onto the national stage in the 1920’s. Known as the Empress of the Blues, famously tough, she once chased the KKK away from one of her own shows with a 2×4. Some 30 years after her death, Janis Joplin bought the tombstone for her unmarked grave.
- The original painting is acrylic on black walnut panel- 5 1/2” x 7 5/8”
- Printed on acid free paper with archival inks
- Packaged in 5”x 7” Crystal clear, resealable polyethylene collector’s bags with
PH neutral mat board backing.