Undated. Inscribed on reverse by artist; "Bas-relief, wood" "Facing The Light" "Elizabeth Prophet". Polychrome wood. Held in the collection of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. (Amaki, 132) It is suggested that Prophet began working in bas-relief after viewing the extensive relief work of sculptor Alfred Janniot (1889–1969) at the Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris, 1931. (Amaki, 58)
Sculpture and Installations; Humanities and Social Sciences
1) Amaki, Amalia K, Hale Woodruff, Nancy E. Prophet, and Andrea B. Brownlee. Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy. Atlanta: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007. Print.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, "Facing the Light" (1931). Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Collection. 55.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960; Sculpture; African American artists;Native American artists; Women artists; Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931).