African American Photographer - Lorna Simpson Is A African American Artist & Photographer Who Made Her Name In The 1980 & 1990s With Artwork Such As: Guarded Conditions and Square Deal.

African American Photographer - Lorna Simpson Is A African American Artist & Photographer Who Made Her Name In The 1980 & 1990s With Artwork Such As: Guarded Conditions and Square Deal.

Kenojuak Ashevak (19272013)  An inspiring Inuit artist. Born in an igloo on the south coast of Baffin Island Kenojuak Ashevaks career as an artist began in 1958 when a government administrator recognized her talent. She quickly became a role model for many other Inuit women who have become almost as recognized. Among her more well-known works is Enchanted Owl created for Cape Dorsets 1960 print collection; it was used on a postage stamp in 1970 to mark the centennial of the Northwest…

Kenojuak Ashevak (19272013) An inspiring Inuit artist. Born in an igloo on the south coast of Baffin Island Kenojuak Ashevaks career as an artist began in 1958 when a government administrator recognized her talent. She quickly became a role model for many other Inuit women who have become almost as recognized. Among her more well-known works is Enchanted Owl created for Cape Dorsets 1960 print collection; it was used on a postage stamp in 1970 to mark the centennial of the Northwest…

Charles Henry Alston (November 28, 1907 – April 27, 1977) was an African-American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the Harlem Renaissance; Alston was the first African-American supervisor for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. In 1990 Alston's bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. became the first image of an African American displayed at the White House.

Charles Henry Alston (November 28, 1907 – April 27, 1977) was an African-American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the Harlem Renaissance; Alston was the first African-American supervisor for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. In 1990 Alston's bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. became the first image of an African American displayed at the White House.

Annie Lee (American, born 1935) ~ ''Her noted ability to convey feelings through the faceless subjects of her paintings has won her a place in history as one of the icons of African American art.''

Annie Lee (American, born 1935) ~ ''Her noted ability to convey feelings through the faceless subjects of her paintings has won her a place in history as one of the icons of African American art.''

Nella Larsen, an acclaimed novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, became the first African American woman to win a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Most famous for her two books, "Passing" and "Quicksand", she disappeared from the public eye after a plagiarism accusation and a high-profile divorce. She spent the last 30 years of her life in obscurity as a nurse in New York City. (The plagiarism was never proven. rw)

Nella Larsen, an acclaimed novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, became the first African American woman to win a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Most famous for her two books, "Passing" and "Quicksand", she disappeared from the public eye after a plagiarism accusation and a high-profile divorce. She spent the last 30 years of her life in obscurity as a nurse in New York City. (The plagiarism was never proven. rw)

Artist and art historian Samella Lewis is renowned for her contributions to African American art and art history. Born on February 27, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lewis's heritage led her to view art as an essential expression of the community and its struggles.

Artist and art historian Samella Lewis is renowned for her contributions to African American art and art history. Born on February 27, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lewis's heritage led her to view art as an essential expression of the community and its struggles.

CHARLES BIBBS:  ln his quest to preserve & develop visual arts, Bibbs founded Images Magazine, 1st National Publication Dedicated to Contemporary African American Art, Art 2000 Visual Arts Association (& Mentorship Program for young & emerging artists), Art on Tour, The Inland Empire Music & Arts Foundation, Co-founder of Creative Quarantine, artist & residence program.  http://expokerja.com/stacey-joyce.htm

CHARLES BIBBS: ln his quest to preserve & develop visual arts, Bibbs founded Images Magazine, 1st National Publication Dedicated to Contemporary African American Art, Art 2000 Visual Arts Association (& Mentorship Program for young & emerging artists), Art on Tour, The Inland Empire Music & Arts Foundation, Co-founder of Creative Quarantine, artist & residence program. http://expokerja.com/stacey-joyce.htm

Augusta Savage - sculptor. She created the sculpture "Lift Every Voice and Sing" , a depiction of the Black National Anthem for 1935 Worlds fair. After the fair she needed funds and help to move the award winning piece, but receiving none the piece was bulldozed.

Augusta Savage - sculptor. She created the sculpture "Lift Every Voice and Sing" , a depiction of the Black National Anthem for 1935 Worlds fair. After the fair she needed funds and help to move the award winning piece, but receiving none the piece was bulldozed.

Barbara Jordan emerged as an eloquent and powerful interpreter of the Watergate impeachment investigation at a time when many Americans despaired about the Constitution and the country. As one of the first African Americans elected from the Deep South since 1898 and the first black Congresswoman ever from that region, Jordan lent added weight to her message by her very presence on the House Judiciary Committee

Barbara Jordan emerged as an eloquent and powerful interpreter of the Watergate impeachment investigation at a time when many Americans despaired about the Constitution and the country. As one of the first African Americans elected from the Deep South since 1898 and the first black Congresswoman ever from that region, Jordan lent added weight to her message by her very presence on the House Judiciary Committee

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