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  African American Art and Artists John Holyfield-River Jubilee Remarque
His professional goal is to keep integrity in art, and his personal ambition is to hang in the world’s great art museums alongside the masters he reveres.
He was profiled on The Living Canvas, an art magazine of the airwaves that was shown on public television, and he has been featured on the Ebony/Jet Showcase and The 700 Club, and in The Saturday Evening Post.
Essud believes that critical study of color and form for each individual work are essential, and consequently his work always undergoes several transformations before reaching the point where he feels that it is ready for presentation.
www.collectionshop.com /African_American_Artists.asp   (709 words)

  Art, African American
Although each of these constituencies had its own reasons for promoting African American achievements in the literary, musical, visual, and performing arts, the collective results of these endeavors was an unprecedented, broad-based focus on African Americans, their art, and the connections to a larger, modernist vision.
Art's capacity to endow the artist, viewer, and others with self-affirmation and a sense of cultural authority became the benchmark for the Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
By the mid- to late 1980s earlier definitions of African American art would be supplanted by the postmodernist tenets of cultural relativity, art-as-performance, critical inquiries of art and society through one's work, and interrogations of identity, geography, and history.
archive.blackvoices.com /research/encarta/tt_224.asp   (2472 words)

 African American art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African American art is a broad term describing the visual arts of the American fl community.
The earliest African American artists were slave artisans working as potters, flsmiths, cabinetmakers, quilters, basketmakers and silversmiths.
Galleries and community art centers devloped for the purpose of displaying African American art and collegiate teaching positions were created by and for African American artists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_art   (892 words)

 ArtLex on African American Art
Painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and crafts developed by people of African descent in the United States and thematically and stylistically informed by African American culture.
The Art Institute of Chicago's collection of African American art provides a rich introduction to African American paintings, sculptures, and prints ranging chronologically from the Civil War era to the Harlem Renaissance and from the civil-rights struggles following World War II to the contemporary period, these works constitute a dynamic visual legacy.
A Directory of African American Artists is a part of the Index of Minority-American Artists, assembled by Rhonda Leigh Willers at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/a/african_american_1.html   (612 words)

 African-American Art - Sloane Art Library - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
By the first African-American art historian, the "father of Black art history," this is the classic work on the subject, the "first to denote and define the African impulse in the visual arts in the U.S." Porter also arranged the first exhibition of contemporary African art in the U.S. (1951, Howard University).
ART READY REF. Listing Black artists from the colonial period to the present, this source is useful as a biographical work; it cites reproductions that have appeared in books, periodicals and catalogs through 1990, including most media as well as folk art.
ART REF. Ethnicity is indicated in the artist entries; since a large proportion of folk artists are African-American this is an important source.
www.lib.unc.edu /art/africanamerican.html   (3593 words)

 It's A Black Thang.com - African American Art
You can view the art work according to a specific category or you can view all the art work by a specific artist.
A reproduction, print, or offset lithography, is created by a photomechanical process in which a photograph of an art work, such as a painting, is used to create four basic colors (red, blue, yellow, and fl), which are printed together to create dot patterns that give the illusion of many colors.
A reproduction is not an original art form, although many artists will often limit the amount of each print, and number each one.
www.itsablackthang.com /AfricanAmericanArt.htm   (974 words)

 African Americans in the Visual Arts: A Historical Perspective
The art world of this period was narrow, and African-American artists had to compete for recognition and earnings from pieces of art requested by their commissioners or patrons.
African art belonged to the people; it was an extension or an expression coming from the people.
He started his career in the field of visual arts by developing a finely tuned listening ear which later helped him to focus in with a perceptive eye on what the importance of African and African-American art should be in the world of art from a historical context.
www.liunet.edu /cwis/cwp/library/aavaahp.htm   (12892 words)

 Black Art, African American Art, African American Art Work, Black Art Work
Within our art gallery, we sell African American art work / Black art work such as art prints, canvas art prints, figurines, sculptures, and candle holders that are created by very talented African American artists / Black artists which include Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, WAK, Annie Lee, and Frank Morrison.
Our art items provide great gift ideas and will make wonderful gift selections for your family and friends in addition to providing your home with amazing African American art / Black art for your personal enjoyment.
The African American Art On-Line Store was created to help solve a common problem that almost every African American man and/or African American woman faces a few times a year.
www.brownhorizonsart4u.com   (466 words)

 OUP: African-American Art: Patton
Folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts are discussed alongside fine art -- sculpture, painting, and photography -- produced by African Americans, both enslaved and free, throughout the nineteenth century.
Professor Patton explores significant issues such as the relationship of art and politics, the influence of galleries and museums, the growth of fl universities, critical theory, the impact of artists' collectives, and the assortment of art practices since the 1960s.
An art historian, curator, and scholar, Patton has produced a volume which, like no other, can be used both as an unusual reference book and a good read on an important part of American art.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-284213-7   (1488 words)

 ARTS 403 - African American Art
This course serves as an introduction to the historical and social forces that shaped the works of American artists of African ancestry from the Colonial period to the present.
The lectures of this course emphasize areas related to the development of the arts, such as historical and political events, religious movements, etc., that are not thoroughly covered in the text.
The remaining 25% of the final grade will be based on a research paper concerning a particular African American artist or one of the artforms and/or styles covered in class.
www.vsu.edu /pages/1752.asp   (1012 words)

 Amazon.com: African-American Art (Oxford History of Art): Books: Sharon F. Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
She provides much new information on the art making of both slaves and freemen in the 18th and 19th century while later providing a broad art-historical context for fl modernists.
As is perhaps inevitable, Patton's discussion of the contemporary art scene, while quite competent, is defined as much by the artists she fails to mention as by those she chooses to include.
Here, Patton explores significant issues such as the relationship of art and politics, the influence of galleries and museums, the growth of fl universities, critical theory, the impact of artists collectives, and the assortment of art practices since the 1960s.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0192842137?v=glance   (1294 words)

 African American Art: Harlem Renaissance
that many African Americans felt just after World War I (1914-1918) were alleviated, in part, by mass migrations to the urban North.
of African Americans during this period, as well as scenes of fl life from a variety of perspectives.
This and works by many other artists the Harlem Renaissance were influenced by their enjoyment of jazz, an often improvisational musical form developed during the 1920s by African Americans and influenced by European harmonic structure and African rhythmic complexity.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/a/african_american_4.html   (1172 words)

 African American Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Other workshop- or academically-trained African American artists prior to the American Civil War (1861–1865)—New Yorkers Patrick Reason and William Simpson, Philadelphian Robert Douglass, and the New Orleans– and Paris-based brothers Daniel and Eugene Warburg—also created works of art that were indistinguishable from those of white printmakers, painters, and sculptors.
In the pages of the journal the Voice of the Negro artist John Henry Adams, Jr., created dozens of African American portraits: finely drawn and idealized in the manner of the white illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, but informed by an emerging racial consciousness.
This newfound fascination in the art world with the masses resulted in an expanded appreciation for those artists—fl and white—who had not attended art school, whose art was often unsophisticated, and who functioned on the margins of the art scene proper.
www.afroamerica.net /AfricanAmericanArt.html   (2631 words)

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Other workshop- or academically-trained African American artists prior to the American Civil War (1861–1865)—New Yorkers Patrick Reason and William Simpson, Philadelphian Robert Douglass, and the New Orleans–; and Paris-based brothers Daniel and Eugene Warburg—also created works of art that were indistinguishable from those of white printmakers, painters, and sculptors.
The social and political anxieties that many African Americans felt just after World War I (1914–1918) were alleviated, in part, by mass migrations to the urban North.
MINNIE EVANS and James Hampton, although far removed from the New York art scene in their respective communities of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., created powerful artistic statements during this period that not only reintroduced socalled folk elements into the art world, but added a spiritual dimension to fl visual culture as well.
www.aawc.com /Submission_Art.html   (2597 words)

 AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
He is best known as a collagist, which often reflected his southern background, and always reflected his African American heritage.
His paintings, such as "Slave Lynching," tend to be simple and direct, leading the viewer to see a direct and obvious statement that is often a commentary on society.
For almost thirty years Aaron Douglas was head of the Department of Art at Fisk University, influencing a great many students, including a number who were to become prominent African American artists.
usc.edu /isd/archives/ethnicstudies/africanamerican/black_artists.html   (543 words)

 BCPL African American InfoCenter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Biographies of African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science.
African American fiction and non-fiction books available for reserve in Baltimore County Public Library.
Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of fl experience.
www.bcpl.info /centers/aacenter   (839 words)

 Smithsonian: African American Art and Design
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
Collection, study, and exhibition of African American history and material culture.
Researches and preserves the historical and cultural life and legacy of Americans of African descent
www.si.edu /art_and_design/african_american   (296 words)

 Amazon.com: Collecting African American Art : Works on Paper and Canvas: Books: Halima Taha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Other Side of Color: African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr.
Too often, collecting african american art is thought of as buying $50.00 posters and placing a $500.00 frame around the work.
This book is a wonderful addition to the library of African American Art History and a tremendous resource for both artist and collector.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0517705931?v=glance   (889 words)

 African American Art and History
Access Art- African American Art from the Art Institute of Chicago.
This two-part lesson plan draws on letters written by African Americans in slavery and by free fls to loved ones still in bondage, singling out a few among the many slave experiences to offer students a glimpse into slavery and its effects on African American family life.
Real African American Heroes - Website dedicated to all African Americans who over the years have made a difference - focusing on leaders and positive role models who sometimes do not get all of the recognition that they deserve.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/middle/afri-am.htm   (1387 words)

 Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions The Story Teller and The Protector Legends Gallery Proof number 1 featuring ...
We are an Authorized Dealer for the African American Art of Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions
African America Art and Gifts brings to collectors of African American Art the best form today's most premier African American Artists.
We also carry the complete collection of Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions Figurines, which are considered to be one of the top investments in collectibles today.
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 African American Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Celebrate Africa and African American culture with African American Figurines and African Figurines.
Our beautiful figurines portray African and African American culture in vivid, vibrant colors, paying close attention to fine detail.
Whether you are looking for an African Zulu warrior, or an African Samburu hunter, The Preacher at the Podium, or an Angel.
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 African American Art
Rick Hyman "Migration of the African American Family".
Morrison is dean of the College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.
Professor of Art History including African and African-American Art at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/middle/Af-am2.htm   (817 words)

 African American Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Less attention has probably been paid to African American artists than to their counterparts in literature and music, yet their contributions have also been significant in the development of American culture.
From the late 1960s to the late 1970s, in fact, museums vied with each other in mounting major exhibitions of Black artists (including the major one, "Two Centuries of Black American Art).
Exhibit of African art at University of Virginia
www.usc.edu /isd/archives/ethnicstudies/africanamerican/black_art.html   (149 words)

Johnson joined the WPA Federal Art Project and was assigned to a teaching post at the HARLEM COMMUNITY ART CENTER.
After his wife's death in the winter of 1943, his paintings, in the spring, were included in major exhibitions in Atlanta, Newark, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Please use our Request Form to receive information regarding other works of art.
www.artnoir.com /index.johnson.wh.html   (371 words)

 Smithsonian Institution
Due to power outages and flooding caused by recent storms, the National Museum of American History is closed to the public.
More than 150 objects from the historical collections of the American History Museum are on view at the National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture
www.si.edu   (202 words)

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