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History of African-American Artists From 1792 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0394570162
ISBN-13: 9780394570167
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Description: A landmark work of art history: lavishly illustrated and extraordinary for its thoroughness, A History of African-American Artists -- conceived, researched, and written by the great American artist Romare Bearden with journalist Harry Henderson, who  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.434
Language: English

A landmark work of art history: lavishly illustrated and extraordinary for its thoroughness, A History of African-American Artists -- conceived, researched, and written by the great American artist Romare Bearden with journalist Harry Henderson, who completed the work after Bearden's death in 1988 -- gives a conspectus of African-American art from the late eighteenth century to the present. It examines the lives and careers of more than fifty signal African-American artists, and the relation of their work to prevailing artistic, social, and political trends both in America and throughout the world. Beginning with a radical reevaluation of the enigma of Joshua Johnston, a late eighteenth-century portrait painter widely assumed by historians to be one of the earliest known African-American artists, Bearden and Henderson go on to examine the careers of Robert S. Duncanson, Edward M. Bannister, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Aaron Douglas, Edmonia Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Hale A. Woodruff, Augusta Savage, Charles H. Alston, Ellis Wilson, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Horace Pippin, Alma W. Thomas, and many others. Illustrated with more than 420 black-and-white illustrations and 61 color reproductions -- including rediscovered classics, works no longer extant, and art never before seen in this country -- A History of African-American Artists is a stunning achievement.

Special Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Question of Joshua Johnston
Robert S. Duncanson
Edward M. Bannister
Grafton T. Brown
Edmonia Lewis
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Other Significant Early Artists
The Twenties and the Black Renaissance
Aaron Douglas
Richmond Barthe
Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
Palmer C. Hayden
Augusta Savage
Malvin Gray Johnson
W. H. Johnson
Hale A. Woodruff
Sargent Johnson
Emergence of African-American Artists During the Depression
Three Influential People - Alain Leroy Locke, Charles Christopher Seifert, Mary Beattie Brady
Charles H. Alston
Eldzier Cortor
Beauford Delaney
Joseph Delaney
Jacob Lawrence
Norman Lewis
Hughie Lee-Smith
Ellis Wilson
The Naive, Self-Taught Artists
William Edmondson
Horace Pippin
Art Departments in African-American Colleges
James A. Porter
Lois Mailou Jones
James Lesesne Wells
Post-World War II African-American Artists
Charles White
Elizabeth Catlett
John T. Biggers
Carroll H. Simms
Alma W. Thomas
Ed Wilson
James W. Washington, Jr.
Richard Mayhew
Notes
Index
Illustration Credits
Permissions Acknowledgments

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