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  Social Realism
Douglas himself admired Fisk for its promotion of the liberal arts even under pressures to become a technical school, which is why he chose to depict drama, philosophy, music, poetry, and science in his mural series for Fisk (A Thing of Beauty).
Douglas also commented on the failures of the factory system, often associated with urban areas and often with the urban North, which seemed to hold so much promise for fls in the 20s.
Although Douglas was one of the most successful fl artists at this time in securing mural commissions, Douglas also "easily identified with the worker, as he had to take on various menial jobs in order to support his education as well as his quest to become an artist" (Douglas, 81).
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA03/staples/douglas/socialrealism.html   (2130 words)

 Aaron Douglas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1900 – February 3, 1979) was a U.S. painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
A native of Topeka, Kansas, Douglas received his B.F.A. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1922.
Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aaron_Douglas   (104 words)

 Harlem 1900-1940: Schomburg Exhibit Aaron Douglas
Douglas' use of African design and subject matter in his work brought him to the attention of William Edward Burghardt DuBois and Alain Locke who were pressing for young African-American artists to express their African heritage and African-American folk culture in their art.
In 1934, Douglas was commissioned, under the sponsorship of the WPA, to paint a series of murals for the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library.
Aaron Douglas' style, flat with hard edges and repetitive designs, was heavily influenced by African sculptures, jazz music, dance and geometric forms.
www.si.umich.edu /CHICO/Harlem/text/adouglas.html   (426 words)

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The leading painter and illustrator of the Harlem Renaissance, Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas.
Douglas and his wife, Alta, lived on Strivers' Row at 227 West 139th Street in the 1920s but moved to 409 Edgecombe Avenue in 1932, where they were popular hosts to Harlem's cultural elite.
Aaron Douglas lived in Nashville full-time after his retirement from Fisk University in 1966.
www.hometoharlem.com /Harlem/hthcult.nsf/notables/aarondouglas   (327 words)

 Aaron Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Douglas received his BA from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1922.
He is acknowledged as one of the important figures in the Black Renaissance of the 1920's and his book illustrations and mural decorations have become landmark achievements in the art of that period.
Douglas was invited to establish an art department at Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. in 1937.
monet.unk.edu /mona2/contemp/douglas/douglas.html   (95 words)

 African American World . Arts & Culture . Art Focus | PBS
Born in Kansas in 1898, Douglas received a BA in art from the University of Nebraska.
Douglas taught art in Kansas City for a few years until he decided to pursue a career as an artist and headed to New York to earn his MA from Columbia University.
Douglas soon began integrating African design in his work which caught the attention of Alain Locke, who later called Douglas the "pioneering Africanist." Douglas designed and illustrated Alain Locke's "The New Negro" and contributed regularly to such widely read journals as the NAACP's THE CRISIS and The Urban League's OPPORTUNITY.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/arts/douglas.html   (189 words)

Aaron Douglas was one of the darlings of the Renaissance in the eyes of both its older and younger participants, and he was the only fl visual artist featured in the “bible” of the movement, The New Negro.
Clearly, Douglas was “negotiating” the racial mountain—alluding to it, critiquing its presence, and working to surmount it—during the Harlem Renaissance.
Douglas’ illustrations in the 20s certainly referenced an African past, but he more fully explored the continuity between African and African-American heritage in the 30s and used American historical references as guideposts for the future in a bleak present.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA03/staples/douglas/intro.html   (552 words)

 Aaron Douglas: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Douglas received his B.F.A. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (additional info and facts about University of Nebraska-Lincoln) in 1922.
"Douglas, Aaron" in American National Biography, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Aaron Douglas: art, race, and the Harlem Renaissance, (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995) by Amy Hellene Kirschke.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/aa/aaron_douglas.htm   (73 words)

Aaron Douglas was born on May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas.
Aaron was encouraged at an early age by his mother to continue his creative interest in art.
Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School in Topeka for two years, but his goal was to utilize his talents in the revival of artistic opportunity available in New York.
www.artnoir.com /index.douglas.aaron.html   (722 words)

 Douglas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 aaron douglas art web lesson artist page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aaron Douglas was born May 26, 1898, in Topeka, Kansas.
Aaron Douglas died in Nashville,Tennessee on February 3, 1979.
Aaron Douglas painted a mural in the 135th street branch of the New York City Library.
www2.ops.org /WAL/douglasweb/ad_artist.html   (301 words)

 Narratives: Aspects of Negro Life: An Idyll of the Deep South, Aaron Douglas
In An Idyll of the Deep South, Douglas subverts the myth of the "happy southern plantation Negro" by flanking the central theme of the painting-cheerful and contented African Americans singing, dancing, and playing music-with the images of fl southern reality, the aftermath of a brutal lynching and fl workers toiling in the fields.
Although this star has generally been perceived as a representation of the North Star, in April of 1971, during a conversation with David Driskell, Douglas revealed that in fact the star was his version of the red star of Communism.
Douglas added that he had included this star in An Idyll of the Deep South to illustrate the hope held by some fl Harlem intellectuals that true equality might be attained through the alternative policies of communism and socialism.
www.artgallery.umd.edu /driskell/exhibition/sec2/doug_a_02.htm   (268 words)

 97.05.02: The Visual Blues of Jacobs Lawrence, Aaron Douglas and Romare Bearden
For Lawrence, Aaron Douglas was most important because as a young artist in the 1930’s during the Harlem Renaissance, Douglas set the framework for Lawrence and other young artists with his use of highly stylized aesthetic, space compositions, and subdued forms.
Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899.
Douglas said that most of his paintings that were captured in these particular nightclubs, were mainly inspired through music that was played.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1997/5/97.05.02.x.html   (3934 words)

 Aaron Douglas Mural, Dedicated May 23, 2005
The Aaron Douglas Celebration Mural is a project of the Central Topeka TurnAround Team.
To honor Topeka artist Aaron Douglas and to celebrate Topeka's rich heritage, the TurnAround Team has been joined by many in the community to recreate one of Douglas's powerful works in mural form.
Aaron Douglas (1898-1979) was born in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School in 1917.
www.washburn.edu /cas/art/cyoho/archive/Events/AaronDouglas   (291 words)

 The Art Institute of Chicago: Art Access
Aaron Douglas completed this finished sketch in preparation for a mural he painted under WPA/FAP sponsorship for the 135th Street branch of the New York Public Library in Harlem (now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).
Kansas-born Douglas was a leading member of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, which flourished in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood during the 1920s.
Douglas, however, was among the first African Americans to consciously incorporate African imagery, culture, and history into his art.
www.artic.edu /artaccess/AA_AfAm/pages/AfAm_3.shtml   (288 words)

 Aaron Douglas (1) - Interviews - Battlestar Galactica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aaron Douglas, portraying CPO Chief Tyrol granted us an exclusive interview and tells us more about his likeness with his character and what he would like to do in a near future...
Aaron Douglas portraying CPO chief Tyrol alongside Sharon Valerii (Boomer).
Aaron Douglas: I admire and relate to the honest nature of the personality and profession of Chief Tyrol.
www.battlestargalactica-online.com /interviews/douglas1_us.php   (1190 words)

 MONA Moments
Douglas caught the attention of some leaders of the NAACP, who saw in him the makings of a cultural leader.
Douglas is generally considered to be the premiere, visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance.
In Portrait of a Young Man, Douglas' skilled draughtmanship in rendering the subject's face suggests pensiveness, a pensiveness underscored by the broadly abstracted suggestion of his arms folded reflectively.
net.unl.edu /artsFeat/monamoments/mona06harlem.html   (334 words)

 Aaron Douglas
Douglas was born of May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas.
Douglas said that most of his paintings that were captured in these
Aaron Douglas was features in numerous exhibitions and in critical publications.
www.artvm.com /Aaron-Douglas.html   (941 words)

 Aaron Douglas --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In his art, Douglas used expressionist methods applied to African and African American motifs to give voice to particularly American concerns.
Douglas was born on May 26, 1899, in Topeka, Kan. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1922 and later obtained…
Profile of Sokari Douglas Camp, who sculpted figurative works in steel that evoke memories of her youth in southeastern Nigeria.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9321729   (661 words)

 Drop Me Off in Harlem
Douglas was drawn to Harlem from his native Kansas after hearing about the creative output of other fl artists.
In 1934, the Works Progress Administration commissioned Douglas to paint Aspects of Negro Life, a four-panel mural for the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library.
Douglas illustrated The Negro Speaks of Rivers for Langston Hughes.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /exploring/harlem/faces/douglas_text.html   (337 words)

 Narratives: Go Down Death, Aaron Douglas
In 1934, Aaron Douglas returned to his "God's Trombones" series, originally created as illustrations to accompany James Weldon Johnson's 1927 book of Negro spirituals in verse, God's Trombones.
Using symbolic encoding in much the same manner as did the spirituals, Douglas gives descending Death and the star both religious and political implications.
The radiating star symbolizes both the North Star that led fugitive slaves to freedom and the embodiment of political principles that would lead twentieth-century African Americans to freedom as well.
www.artgallery.umd.edu /driskell/exhibition/sec2/doug_a_01.htm   (220 words)

 African Americans in the Visual Arts: A Historical Perspective
Aaron Douglas seemed to have embraced the art world at the right moment.
Douglas was accepted as the illustrator for Dr.
He filled the position of the notable "Dean" among fellow artists, Aaron Douglas (1899-1979), upon Douglas' retirement in 1966.
www.liunet.edu /cwis/cwp/library/aavaahp.htm   (12892 words)

 Aaron Douglas - Into Bondage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aaron Douglas was the Harlem Renaissance artist whose work best exemplified the 'New Negro' philosophy.
He painted murals for public buildings and produced illustrations and cover designs for many fl publications including The Crisis and Opportunity.
Amy Helene Kirschke, 'The Evolution of Douglas's Artistic Language', Aaron Douglas, Art, Race and The Harlem Renaissance.
www.iniva.org /harlem/aaron.html   (154 words)

 Art Treasures Of Nebraska Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At the Museum of Nebraska Art, Portrait of a Young Man provides a glimpse into the trailblazing art of Aaron Douglas.
In 1922, Douglas was the first African-American to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Nebraska.
In the charcoal, Portrait of a Young Man, Douglas displays a simple and pensive pose that captures the essence of the style that established him as the Father of African-American Art…and it's an art treasure of Nebraska at the Museum of Nebraska Art.
net.unl.edu /nat/artists/nat_douglas_aaron.html   (126 words)

 Aaron Douglas (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Chief Tyrol (and Aaron Douglas as well obviously) is super hot!
Find where Aaron Douglas is credited alongside another name
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 Harmon Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A major artist of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Aaron Douglas moved to New York from his native Kansas, feeling himself drawn to Harlem by newspaper articles reporting the flowering of fl cultural awareness.
Considered by many historians to be the father of fl American art, Douglas was a frequent contributor to The Crisis magazine and was the only African American artist featured in Alain Locke's classic anthology of fl writers,
Douglas is best remembered for his illustrative collaboration with author James Weldon Johnson in his book of poetry,
www.npg.si.edu /exh/harmon/dougharm.htm   (187 words)

 Amazon.com: Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kirschke carefully describes and explains the life of Aaron Douglas----from his childhood in Kansas, to the heights of the Harlem Renassaince, and to his teaching position at Fisk University in his twilight years.
Kirschke captures the essense of both the Harlem Renassaince and the life of Aaron Douglas with superb research and excellent prose.
For those who have become interested in Douglas' art, this sets it and his life in a broader context.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0878058001?v=glance   (599 words)

 Aaron Douglas
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 Aaron Douglas Online
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 Aaron Douglas, internet resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Douglas, Aaron, City Scape (1956), The Art Gallery, University of Maryland
> Douglas, Aaron, Exhibition (Harlem 1900-1940: An African American Community), An Exhibition Portfolio from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
> Photograph of Aaron Douglas and Frances Thompson in Tennessee State University library(date unknown
people.ku.edu /~cragar/Douglas_links.html   (314 words)

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