Lawn Jockey Artworks

Art Narratives in Focus: Original paintings for sale of the iconic lawn jockey statue 

One version of the lawn jockey was made legendary by the small sculptured statue in black face and with exaggerated black features. group jockeys IIThe hand of the lawn jockey sometimes carries a lantern or a metal ring suitable for hitching a horse.  The various historical associations of the stature present a context worthy of pride and celebration in black history.  

There is the story of the men who pointed the way to safe houses along the Underground Railroad from the South to Canada.  There was the story of Tom ‘Jocko’ Graves “The Faithful Groomsman”, a 12-year-old black youth who served heroically with General George Washington at the time when Washington crossed the Delaware River to carry out his surprise attack on the British forces at Trenton, NJ. 

group jockeysThe Lawn Jockey Boy series also recalls Monkey Simon, Charles Stewart, Wille Simms, Abe Hawkins, James "Wink" Winkfield, Tony Hamilton, William "Billy" Walker, Isaac Murphy, Olive Lewis, Shelby "Pike" Barnes, Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton, Willie Simms, James “Soup” Perkins, Babe Hurd, Erskine Henderson, and the many other black jockeys who pioneered America's first national sport of horseracing and dominated the first three decades of the Kentucky Derby. Black jockey boys won 8 of the first 16 Derbys and 15 of the first 28.  Thrteen of the fifteen jockeys in 1875's inagural Derby were black, including the winning jockey, Oliver Lewis aboard his horse Aristides.  Isaac Murphy became the first jockey to capture successive Kentucky Derbys in 1891 and the first to win a total of three.  James “Wink” Winkfield won successive races  in 1901 and again in 1902 on his horse Alan-a-Dale.  

 


Paris based contemporary artist Ealy Mays' online art gallery presents a beautiful selection of figurative paintings, art narratives, and mixed media wall decor.

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Title: Red Lantern Finder 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: Keeper of the Blue Watermelon Catacombs
Year Painted: 2000
Type: Oil on Leather
Dimensions: L 24”(61cm) W 19.75”(50.1cm)
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Title: Blue Lantern Holder 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: Winners Circle 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: The Blue WaterMelon Hunters 
Year Painted: 2009
Type: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: L 63” (160 cm) W 73.5” (186 cm)
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Title: Green Lantern Slayer 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: Golden Lantern Seekers 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: Yesterdays Champions
Year Painting: 2005
Type: Mixed Media – Oil on Wood
Dimensions: L 19.5” (49.5 cm) W 24” (61 cm)
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Title: Last Supper
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 1998 
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Title: Yellow Lantern Seeker 
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 23.73” (60.5 cm) W 19.75” (50.5 cm)
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Title: Hey Let’s Vote
Year Painted: 2008
Type: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: L 24” (61 cm) W 20” (51 cm)
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Title: Romulus and Remus
Year Painted: 2006
Type: Mixed Media
Dimensions: L 24” (61 cm) W 20” (51 cm)
Weight: 3.3lbs (1.5kg)
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Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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