Love & War~ May 14

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
“Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War”

1917 / Bronze cast sculpture / 14”x16 3/4”x9”/ Private collection

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (June 9, 1877-March 18, 1968) was…a multi-talented artist who wrote poetry, painted, and sculpted but was most noted for her sculpture. Warrick was a protegé of Auguste Rodin…Warrick is considered a forerunner of the Harlem Renaissance.

In May, 1917, Meta Warrick Fuller took second prize in a competition under the auspices of the Massachusetts Branch of the Woman’s Peace Party, her subject being “Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War.” War is personified as on a mighty steed and trampling to death numberless human beings. In one hand he holds a spear on which he has transfixed the head of one of his victims.

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Download a pdf file of “AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN The Life and Art Of Meta Warrick Fuller” here: http://www.danforthart.org/assets/forms/meta_fuller_catalog_1984-5.pdf

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”

 

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”

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 Francisco, California

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″