Jackie Robinson

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Paint on tin
70 x 27.75 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Doyle created portraits to commemorate the progress of his people, among them the first black doctor, barber, midwife, laundryman, embalmer, postman, and policeman. Doyle also needed to keep the islanders informed about the progress being made by blacks in the American mainstream. He painted Joe Louis, Ray Charles, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., and various basketball players, entertainers, and other notables.