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 / […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 / […]

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”

February 22~ African-American visual artists

Barbara Chase-Riboud (Born 1939) African-American visual artist, novelist, and poet https://tyler.temple.edu/alumni/barbara-chase-riboud Malcolm X #3 / 1969 / Polished bronze, rayon, and cotton / 8’ 6 1/2”x3’ 1”x2’ 8”     Purvis Young (1943-2010) African-American artist blending painting/drawing/collage http://www.purvisyounggallery.net/ Untitled / 1985-1999 / Paint on wood / 36”x47 1/4”x1”

February 21~ African-American visual artists

Roland L. Freeman (Born 1936) African-American photographer, teacher, and documenter of Southern folk culture http://www.mastersoftraditionalarts.org/artists/105 Bikers Take a Break / 1973, printed 1982 / Gelatin silver print / 11”x13 7/8” Edythe (Edy) Boone (Born 1938) African-American muralist, counselor, and art teacher http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/06/04/edythe-boone-a-life-spent-inspiring-others-captured-on-film/ Those We Remember / 1995 / Mural / Located in Balmy Alley, San […]

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67” Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811 10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″

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