Portrait of James Baldwin
Acrylic on canvas
Born in North Africa and raised in Paris, France. My first contact with James Baldwin was with “The fire, next time”. I tried to teach excerpts to my high school students. Some loved his work and let me know, years after, that they had read most of Baldwin’s novels. Lately, I bought the “I am not your negro” DVD and we discussed about it in class. So, for a long time, James Baldwin has been sharing my life as a teacher and as an artist.