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African American Art

African American Art and Artists: Resources in the UCO Chambers Library Archives & Special Collections 

African American Art

This volume (Hidden Heritage) provides a scholarly overview of African American art and artists.  What follows in this presentation are books about these artists that can be found in the Archives & Special Collections in the Chambers Library.

African American Art

Aaron Douglas was an American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator, and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

African American Art

As the leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Aaron Douglas as the first African American to explore modernism and to reflect African art in his paintings, murals, and illustrations.

African American Art

Jacob Lawrence was an American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life.

African American Art

Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism" influenced by the shapes and colors of Harlem. 

African American Art

Lawrence is widely known for his modernist illustrations of everyday life as well as epic narratives of African-American history and historical figures. 

African American Art

Bob Thompson was an African-American figurative painter known for his bold and colorful canvases synthesizing Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces with the jazz-influenced Abstract Expressionist movement.  

African American Art

Elizabeth Catlett was an African American artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African American experience in the 20th century which often focused on the female experience. 

African American Art

Clarence Major is an American poet, painter, and novelist, and winner of the 2015 "Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts," presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.  

African American Art

Romare Bearden is an African-American artist whose early work focused on unity and cooperation within the African-American community, a theme that reemerged in his collage works of the 1960's. 

African American Art

David C. Driskell was an American artist, scholar and curator recognized for his work in establishing African-American Art as a distinct field of study. 

African American Art

John T. Biggers was an African-American muralist whose art focused on works critical of racial and economic injustice. 

African American Art

William Henry Johnson was an African-American painter whose style evolved from realism to expressionism to a powerful folk style, for which he is best known.  He worked as a teacher at the Harlem Community Art Center.  

African American Art

Frederick J. Brown was a visual artist whose style ranged from abstract expressionism to figurative.  His art work was noted for his extensive portrait series of jazz and blues musicians.  

African American Art

Sam Gilliam is a color field painter and lyrical abstractionist.  He is recognized as the first artist to introduce the idea of a draped, painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars. 

African American Art

This volume presents the work of the most important visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance, including that of such painters as Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, and William H. Johnson.

African American Art

List of books on African-American art and artists in the UCO Chambers Library, Archives & Special Collections.