Beni E. Kosh Signed 1966 “Brigitte #8” Abstract Oil on Board Painting


A 1966 oil on board painting by the American artist Beni E. Kosh (alias Charles Elmer Harris, 1917-1993). Titled Brigitte #8 to the lower right, this abstract work features a grid a of geometric shapes in pale blue, green, and white. Signed and dated to the lower right, the painting is mounted and framed in a black wooden frame.

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.



11.75" x 11.75" x 2" (frame); 10” x 10” (painting).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. The edges of the painting are not cut straight. There is some jaggedness and chipping to the paint around the edges of the board as well. Minor wear to the frame.

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