Contrasty, dramatic charcoal drawing of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, 23 1/2" by 17 3/4" inside the mat, 31" by 25" simply framed in wood behind thin Plexi, signed at lower left and dated there 1987 by American artist JESSICA ROCKWELL. Rockwell, a relative of Norman Rockwell, is a talented portraitist currently working out of Clearwater, Florida. The artist lived at one time in Southern California and that is likely why this rather early work was found here. Rockwell has a website and produces portraits on commission from her studio. The work is on a thin tissue-like paper. You might want to frame with glass as the present 1/16" Plexi is scratched in places (such as the area near the outstretched hand) and its pliability has caused it to contact the surface of the drawing in a few spots. Allow for many reflections in the images.
Charcoal portrait of Martin Luther King by noted artist Jessica Rockwell