Beni E. Kosh 1952 “The Voo” Abstract Oil Painting


A 1952 oil on board painting by the American artist Beni E. Kosh (alias Charles Elmer Harris, 1917-1993). Titled The Voo, this abstract work features a layering of overlapping strokes in black, red, yellow, and cream. Unsigned, the painting is titled and dated to the lower right corner and estate stamped to the verso. The painting is displayed in a black frame and a white mat.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917, Charles Elmer Harris later changed his name to Beni E. Kosh, meaning "Son of Ethiopia". Kosh studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and later worked with the “Sho Nuff Art Group”. His work was unrecognized during his lifetime.



17” W x 21” H x 1.5” D (frame); 7.5” W x 11.5” H (sight).

Condition notes:

Some scuffs to frame. Age appropriate wear.

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