#African-American art

Artist

Brothers in Arts: Afro-American Artists Charles White and Kerry J. Marshall

In 2019 the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a...

Michel Rutten 25 February 2021

Women Artists

Harriet Powers: A Black Female Folk Artist Who Regained Her Glory

For much of the 20th century, the work of Harriet Powers, an enslaved and later emancipated Black folk artist, remained forgotten. It is especially...

Kristin Urban 10 July 2020

Contemporary Art

Black Artists Matter

In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise...

Magda Michalska 2 June 2020

Women Artists

Augusta Savage: The Woman Who Defined 20th Century Sculpture

Harlem Renaissance - or, as its very pioneers called it, the New Negro Movement - familiarized the public with names now mainstream in the collective...

Anastasia Tsaleza 24 April 2020

North American Art

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

Today American Black History Month comes to an end. Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina?...

Rachel Witte 29 February 2020

Artist Stories

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 13 February 2020

Academic Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer

[caption id="attachment_4308" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The Thankful Poor, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1894, private collection.[/caption] Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 11 April 2017