February 19~ African-American visual artists


Clarence Matthew “Matt” Baker (1921-1959)
Credited as the first successful African-American comic book artist

Phantom Lady #13 / August 1947 / Fox Feature Syndicate







Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations

Wishing for Winter / 1989 / Mixed media / 40 3/4”x19 1/4”x2 1/4”

2 thoughts on “February 19~ African-American visual artists

  1. So interesting about Matt Baker! And didn’t know about the 1950’s accusations of “comic books’” connection to juvenile delinquency! Thank ypu for the social history and art history lessons!

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