February 28~ African-American visual artists

Amy Sherald (Born 1973)
African-American painter known for her life-size portraits of Black Americans
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/amy-sherald

The Rabbit in the Hat / 2009 / Oil on canvas / 54”x43”

 

 

Kehinde Wiley (Born 1977)
African-American artist who quotes historical images in a modern context
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kehinde-Wiley

Shantavia Beale II / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 60”x48”

February 27~ African-American visual artists

Mark Bradford (Born 1961), African-American painter and mixed-media collage artist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/mark-bradford

Across 110th Street / 2008 / Mixed-media collage on canvas / 102”x144”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickalene Thomas (Born 1971), African-American mixed-media artist, filmmaker, and curator
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mickalene-thomas

Tamika sur une Chaise Longue Avec Monet / 2012 / Rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on wood panel / 108”x144”

 

Marian Anderson: Born February 27, 1897

Contralto Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A variety of sources suggested February 17, 1902, as her birthdate; however, Anderson’s birth certificate, released by her family after her death, listed the date as February 27, 1897. Her father was an ice and coal salesman, and her mother was a former teacher.

Although Anderson had early showed an interest in the violin, she eventually focused on singing. The Black community, recognizing her talent, gave her financial and moral support. She also gained the notice of tenor Roland Hayes, who provided guidance in her developing career.
http://www.afrovoices.com/anderson.html

February 26~ African-American visual artists

Kerry James Marshall (Born 1955), African-American painter and printmaker
https://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521683667/kerry-james-marshall-a-black-presence-in-the-art-world-is-not-negotiable

Untitled (Studio) / 2014 / Acrylic on PVC panels / 83 5/16”x119 1/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitfield Lovell (Born 1959), African-American artist combining monochromatic portraits with found objects
https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Past-Exhibitions/Whitfield-Lovell/About-the-Artist

Still / 1999 / Charcoal on wood, found objects / 96”x68”x48”

February 25~ African-American visual artists

Terry Adkins (1953-2014)
African-American artist known for his fusion of sculpture, performance, and music
https://www.levygorvy.com/artist/terry-adkins/

Matinée (Installation view) / 2007-2013 / Bronze, steel, hangers, burnt cork / 74”x62”

 

 

Marilyn Nance (Born 1953)
African-American new media artist, photographer and storyteller
https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/womphotoj/nanceessay.html

Three Placards, New York City / 1986 / Gelatin silver print / 5 7/8”x8 3/4”

 

February 24~ African-American visual artists

 

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)
African-American painter & photographer best known for his life-size realist portraits
http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/contemporary/2017/05/barkley-l-hendricks-footsteps-old-masters.html

Bahsir (Robert Gowens) / 1975 / Oil and acrylic on canvas, 83 1/2”x66”

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce J. Scott (Born 1948)
African-American sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and installation artist
https://hyperallergic.com/423894/i-was-an-artist-in-vitro-joyce-j-scott-and-her-darkly-beautiful-art/

“The Sneak” Necklace / 1989 / Beads and thread / 13 1/2”x11”x2 1/4”

February 23~ African-American visual artists

Senga Nengudi (Born 1943)
African-American artist combining sculpture, performance, and installation
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/senga-nengudi.html

Untitled / 1976 / Nylon, pantyhose, sand, and cardboard roll / 72”x53”x17″

 

Maren Hassinger (Born 1947)
African-American artist working in sculpture, installation, performance, and video
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/maren-hassinger/

Wrenching News (detail) / 2008; Shredded, twisted, and wrapped New York Times newspapers / 12”x72”x72”