#African American

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Alma Thomas

The style of Alma Thomas has been compared to Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat. However, it firmly belongs to the Washington...

James W Singer 17 August 2022

North American Art

The Bright Age of African-American Art: Harlem Renaissance in the USA

In the first quarter of the 20th century, the Harlem region of New York City witnessed an unprecedented artistic production. Later called the Harlem...

Merve Parla 17 August 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 17 August 2022

Contemporary Art

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina? Well, look no further. Here is a (short) list to get...

Rachel Witte 17 August 2022

Women Artists

Emma Amos: The Story of Postmodernist African-American Artist

Emma Amos is a great example of how a female Black artist can effect change and become someone in a racist and sexist time. On May 20th, 2020, Amos...

Arianna Richetti 17 August 2022

Harriet Powers 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, was erased from the art historical...

Kristin Urban 9 August 2022

Review

Alma Thomas. The Tale of an Extraordinary Life at Columbus Museum

Two major retrospectives just opened at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA, to shed light on Alma Thomas’ exceptional life and career. The...

Carlotta Mazzoli 1 August 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held center...

Heather Johnson 27 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fons Americanus by Kara Walker

Kara Elizabeth Walker, born in 1969, is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 July 2022

Edmonia Lewis Women Artists

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 14 July 2022

Women Artists

Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world, a world...

Rachel Witte 14 July 2022

Review

Basquiat as Never Seen Before: King Pleasure in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is an immersive art experience in New York City presented by the family of the artist in a space designed by the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 27 June 2022