Library Finds! (KM/JW Edition – African American Artists!)

In honor of Black History Month Julia and Kelly worked together to spotlight some African American artists in today’s Library Finds! There are a lot of amazing artists that people aren’t aware of so here are just a few to catch your interest and hopefully encourage you to explore some more 🙂 Below you’ll find a sample of each artist’s work and underneath that you’ll find the relevant title for more information.

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas African American Modernist

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist – edited by Susan Earle
N 6537 .D62 A4 2007

John Biggers

John Biggers

The Art of John Biggers

The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room by Alvia J. Wardlaw
N 6537 .B52 A4 1995

Roy DeCarava'

Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava A Retrospective

Roy DeCarava, a Retrospective by Roy DeCarava
TR 647 .D43 1996

Beauford Delaney

Beauford Delaney

Beauford Delaney A Retrospective

Beauford Delaney, a Retrospective by Beauford Delaney
ND 237 .D335 A4

Gordon Parks - Muhammed Ali

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks A Choice of Weapons

A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks
TR 140 .P35 A3 1986

Kara Walker

Kara Walker

Narratives of a Negress

Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress edited by Ian Berry … [et al.]
NX 512 .W36 A4 2003

Freemean Gleaton Hines

Roland L. Freeman, Tony Gleaton, Felrath Hines, and many more…

African American Art

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, & Beyond – Smithsonian American Art Museum
N 6538 .N5 S595 2012

Pindell Carter Thomas

Howardena Pindell, Nanette Carter, Alma Thomas, and many more…

The Art of Black American Women

The Art of Black American Women: Works of Twenty-Four Artists of the Twentieth Century by Robert Henkes
N 6538 .N5 H45 1993

To check out more examples of the art work from some of these artists take a look in our ARTstor database. You should also look at Oxford Art Online for more background information as well as links to additional images.

Happy Black History Month!


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