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Living and working in Harlem, Elizabeth Colomba was born in 1976 in the Paris region, to a family from the island of Martinique in the French West Indies. An assiduous reader of European comics, she turned to painting at a very young age. She studied at the Estienne school and at the Beaux-arts in Paris. Through a classic approach to figuration, she offers black personalities a spotlight and a dignity that they have too often been denied. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, at the Museum of Art of Princeton University and at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a story boarder in the motion picture industry. This is where, she met writer Aurélie Lévy with whom she collaborated on the screenplay of her first graphic novel, Queenie, the Godmother of Harlem (2021). It is probably no coincidence that this work retraces the true journey of Stephanie St. Clair, born in the 19th century in Martinique who became a feared gang leader in Harlem during the prohibition.

Selected Works

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Elizabeth Colomba, Cotton Club, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Cotton Club, 2022

Queenie’s outfit and jewels Chanel

Watercolor, graphite and

white chalk on paper

29 x 27.5 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, Queenie, Cover Illustration, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Queenie, Cover Illustration, 2022

Gold leaf, watercolor, tea, graphite

and white chalk on paper

29 x 27.5 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, Our Stoop, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Our Stoop, 2022

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, A Family Affair, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Family Affair, 2022

Queenie’s outfit inspired by Vionnet

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, A Mistake, (I had to take him out of the picture), 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Mistake, (I had to take him out of the picture), 2022

Queenie’s dress inspired by Mainbocher

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, Shots Fired, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Shots Fired, 2022

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, A Day at the Beach, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Day at the Beach, 2022

Queenie’s outfit inspired by Schiaparelli

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

22 x 15 inches

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Elizabeth Colomba, Convincing Argument, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Convincing Argument, 2022

Queenie’s outfit and jewels Chanel

Watercolor, Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Sold

Elizabeth Colomba, Cotton Club, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Cotton Club, 2022

Queenie’s outfit and jewels Chanel

Watercolor, graphite and

white chalk on paper

29 x 27.5 inches

Sold

Elizabeth Colomba, Queenie, Cover Illustration, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Queenie, Cover Illustration, 2022

Gold leaf, watercolor, tea, graphite

and white chalk on paper

29 x 27.5 inches

Sold

Elizabeth Colomba, Our Stoop, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Our Stoop, 2022

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Elizabeth Colomba, A Family Affair, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Family Affair, 2022

Queenie’s outfit inspired by Vionnet

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Elizabeth Colomba, A Mistake, (I had to take him out of the picture), 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Mistake, (I had to take him out of the picture), 2022

Queenie’s dress inspired by Mainbocher

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Elizabeth Colomba, Shots Fired, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Shots Fired, 2022

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Elizabeth Colomba, A Day at the Beach, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

A Day at the Beach, 2022

Queenie’s outfit inspired by Schiaparelli

Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

22 x 15 inches

Elizabeth Colomba, Convincing Argument, 2022

Elizabeth Colomba

Convincing Argument, 2022

Queenie’s outfit and jewels Chanel

Watercolor, Tea, graphite and white chalk on paper

24.5 x 19 inches

Sold