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: African American Modernist – edited by Susan Earle
N 6537 .D62 A4 2007
The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room by Alvia J. Wardlaw
N 6537 .B52 A4 1995
Roy DeCarava, a Retrospective by Roy DeCarava
TR 647 .D43 1996
Beauford Delaney, a Retrospective by Beauford Delaney
ND 237 .D335 A4
A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks
TR 140 .P35 A3 1986
Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress edited by Ian Berry … [et al.]
NX 512 .W36 A4 2003
Roland L. Freeman, Tony Gleaton, Felrath Hines, and many more…
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, & Beyond – Smithsonian American Art Museum
N 6538 .N5 S595 2012
Howardena Pindell, Nanette Carter, Alma Thomas, and many more…
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!