Jeunesse, date unknown, watercolor on paper, 14 x 17 inches, collection of Dr. Meredith F. Sirmans, NY.
Palmer Hayden is a famous artist from the Harlem Renaissance movement. He painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a prolific artist of his era. This painting shows a group of African Americans dancing to jazz music. This is significant because jazz music was greatly spread throughout America during the Harlem Renaissance and the piece shows the excitement it brought to the people around.