African American Art and Artists

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University of California Press, 2003 - Art - 340 pages
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Samella Lewis has brought African American Art and Artists fully up to date in this revised and expanded edition. The book now looks at the works and lives of artists from the eighteenth century to the present, including new work in traditional media as well as in installation art, mixed media, and digital/computer art. Mary Jane Hewitt, an author, curator, and longtime friend of Samella Lewis's, has written an introduction to the new edition. Generously and handsomely illustrated, the book continues to reveal the rich legacy of work by African American artists, whose art is now included in the permanent collections of national and international museums as well as in major private collections.
 

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This book belongs on the art reference shelf of every major library. A revised and updated edition of the 1978 work Art: African American, it presents short biographies and illustrations of the work ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Emergence of Professional Artists
10
Freemen and the Abolitionist Movement
17
10O1O2O Emancipation and Cultural Dilemma
23
1O2O1OAO New Americanism and Ethnic Identity
59
1QAO1OOO Social and Political Awareness
115
Political and Cultural Awareness
143
A Symbol of Repression
165
Additive or Direct
206
ArtCraft
226
Drawing
244
VIN HARDEN RAYMOND LARK 246MURRAY DK PILLARS 247DONALD
250
Sculpture
305
Installation Art
313
MixedMedia Art
319
Conclusion
327

Reality and the Dream
172
A lixed ledia Assemblages
198

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About the author (2003)

Samella Lewis is Professor Emerita of Art History, Scripps College, and the author of The Art of Elizabeth Catlett (2000) and Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture (1995).

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