Maker and role
Artist: Radcliffe Bailey, American, 1968-2023
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To create UNIA, Bailey translated his painting practice into the print medium by employing three etching techniques. Bailey's use of a vintage photograph, drawings, and velvet create one cohesive composition that celebrates the Universal Negro Improvement Association, founded in 1914 by the Jamaican political leader Marcus Garvey, and its mission "to uplift the people of African ancestry."