Born in Kansas in 1898, Douglas received a Masters in Art from Columbia University. Douglas also studied with Winold Reiss, an illustrator from Germany, who encouraged him to look to African art and themes for inspiration in his work. Douglas soon began integrating African design in his work which caught the attention of Alain Locke, who later called Douglas the “pioneering Africanist.” His Creation is beautiful in either wool or silk threads, which we will be happy to select to help complete this 11″ x 14″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section. We will send the 14 mesh if you do not provide a preference. Please contact us if you would like threads added. Also available in alternate sizes.