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Aaron Douglas, Aspiration

Teaching guide: Aaron Douglas, <em>Aspiration</em>

By Smarthistory

  Aspiration at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition Aaron Douglas’s painting Aspiration, today in the de Young Museum in San Francisco, was one of four paintings created for the  at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition; only two of the paintings survive. The...

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