February 18~ African-American visual artists

Charles W. White (1918-1979), African-American Social Realist painter, printmaker, and muralist
http://www.cejjesinstitute.org/cwpp/biography.php

Missouri C / 1972 / Etching / 19 13/16”x35 9/16″


Roy DeCarava (1919-2009),
African-American artist and photographer
https://www.arts.gov/honors/medals/roy-r-decarava

Lingerie / 1950 / Gelatin silver print / 11”x14”

February 17~ African-American visual artists


Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), African-American painter, printmaker, and academic
http://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/jacob-lawrence

The Photographer / 1942 / Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper / 22 1/8”x30 1/2”


Robert H. McNeill (1917-2005)
African-American photographer who chronicled black life in the U.S.
http://www.dchistory.org/robert-h-mcneill-1917-2005/

Make A Wish (Bronx Slave Market, 170th Street, New York) / 1938 / Gelatin silver print / 7 1/2”x9 5/8”

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012)

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Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett used her art to advocate for social change in both the U.S. and her adopted country of Mexico for almost three-quarters of a century.
The granddaughter of former slaves, Catlett was raised in Washington, D.C. Her father died before she was born and her mother held several jobs to raise three children. Refused admission to Carnegie Institute of Technology because of her race, Catlett enrolled at Howard University, where her teachers included artist Catlett1Loïs Mailou Jones and philospher Alain Locke. She graduated with honors in 1935 and went on to earn the first the first M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Iowa five years later.
Grant Wood, her painting teacher at Iowa, encouraged students to make art about what they knew best and to experiment with different mediums, inspiring Catlett to create lithographs, linoleum cuts, and sculpture in wood, stone, clay, and bronze. She drew subjects from African American and later Mexican life.
In 1946, a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation enabled Catlett to move to Mexico City with her husband, Catlett2printmaker Charles White. There she joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular, an influential and political group of printmakers. At the Taller, Catlett met the Mexican artist Francisco Mora, whom she married after divorcing White and with whom she had three sons.
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elizabeth-catlett

 

Encyclopædia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elizabeth-Catlett
Contemporary Wing: http://contemporarywing.com/artists/elizabeth-catlett
NYT~”Elizabeth Catlett, Sculptor With Eye on Social Issues, Is Dead at 96″: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/arts/design/elizabeth-catlett-sculptor-with-eye-on-social-issues-dies-at-96.html

February 16~ African-American visual artists

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Ernest Crichlow (1914-2005), African-American painter, illustrator, and graphic artist
https://tinyurl.com/ybwyx2va

Shoe Shine / 1953 / Oil on Masonite / 16 1/16”x12 1/16”

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Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999),
African-American artist and educator
https://pffcollection.com/artists/hughie-lee-smith/

Untitled (Maypole) / c.1955 / Oil on Masonite /19”x13 1/2″

February 15~ African-American visual artists

Gordon Parks (1912-2006), African-American photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker
http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/artist

Department Store, Mobile, Alabama / 1956 / 20”x16” / Archival Pigment Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alarm / 1985 / Oil on linen / 52”x64”

Felrath Hines (1913-1993), African-American abstract painter and art conservator
https://www.felrathhines.com/bio/

 

February 14~ African-American visual artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Ormes (1911-1985), First African-American Female Syndicated Cartoonist
http://theweeklychallenger.com/jackie-ormes-the-first-professional-african-american-woman-cartoonist/

Torchy in Heartbeats / The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Prominent African-American artist and writer
https://beardenfoundation.org/romare-bearden/

Sunday After Sermon / 1969 / Collage on cardboard / 40”x50”

 

February 13~ African-American visual artists

Norman Lewis (1909-1979), African-American painter, scholar, and teacher
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/norman-lewis-2921

Evening Rendezvous / 1962 / Oil on linen / 50 1/4”x64 1/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Wilmer “Mike” Bannarn
(1910-1965)
African-American sculptor, figurist, and character artist
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/henry-bannarn.html

Cleota Collins / 1932 / Plaster, pigment / 17 5/16”x8 3/4”x7 1/4”

February 12~ African-American visual artists

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998)
African-American painter, educator, and champion of international black artists
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lois-Mailou-Jones

Jeanne, Martiniquaise / 1938 / Oil on canvas / 24”x28 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elmer Simms Campbell (1906-1971)
First African-American illustrator to break the color line in mass-market publications
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/simms_campbell_e.htm

New Yorker cover / February 3rd, 1934 / Painting

February 11~ African-American visual artists

Richmond Barthé (1901-1989)
African-American sculptor with many notable public works
http://thejohnsoncollection.org/richmond-barthe/

Head of a Woman / date? / Bronze / 15”x9x8 1/2”

 

 

 

William H. Johnson (1901-1970)
African-American expressionist painter and printmaker
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/william-h-johnson-2486

Training for War / c.1941 / Screenprint and pochoir with hand additions / 11 7/16”x17 3/8″

February 10~ African-American visual artists

Selma Burke (1900-1995)
African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/2014/04/21/sculptor-selma-burke/

Untitled (Woman and Child) / c.1950 / Painted red oak / 47 1/8”x12 3/4”x11 3/4”

 

 

Beauford Delaney (1901-1979)
African-American modernist painter
http://blackhistorynow.com/beauford-delaney/

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald / 1968 / Oil on canvas / 24”x19.5”