Narrative Art Online - Little Girl in a Shot Gun House ©

Title: Little Girl in a Shot Gun House
Year Painted: 2004
Type: Mixed Media: Acrylic on Wood encased by mesh
Dimension: L 17” (43 cm) W 16” (40.6 cm)
Price: $5,000 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Little girl sits on a rocking chair in the center of the hallway reading her book and feasting on her chocolate ice cream.

Emerged in house design in New Orleans and most popular style of house in southwest from the end of the Civil War(1861–65), through the 1920s.  Sometimes called the "shotgun shack", "shotgun hut" and "shotgun cottage". Narrow rectangular house with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house.  Open hallways from front to back permit full circulation of air and cooling from the heat.  Inner or outer mesh casing to keep out mosquitoes and bugs.  


Storytelling through art - Shotgun house, Ice Cream paintings, black art gallery, ethnic posters prints, African American merchandise, and other black artwork online, in Paris-based artist, Ealy Mays' online art gallery

Ealy Mays

6 rue Christine 
75006 Paris

USA Contact: 
Paul Sinclair      

+ (1) 347 399 0860


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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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