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/

http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

https://americanart.si.edu/blog/eye-level/2010/02/896/wishing-winter

3 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!

  2. Pingback: February 19, 1856~ Tintype photographic process patented | The Misty Miss Christy

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