February 19~ African-American visual artists

 

Clarence Matthew “Matt” Baker (1921-1959)
Credited as the first successful African-American comic book artist
http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

Phantom Lady #13 / August 1947 / Fox Feature Syndicate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/betye-saar/

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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