Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

The art and words of African American artists who have studied or taught at the Art Students League

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Norman Lewis, Evening Rendezvous, 1962,
oil on linen, 50 1/4 x 64 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Vincent Smith, Soul Brothers, 1969,
oil on canvas, 31 1/4 x 24 3/4 in.
Alexandre Gallery, New York

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Hughie Lee-Smith, Confrontations, ca. 1979, oil on canvas.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Howardena Pindell, Maquette for "Queens: Festival" (for Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, New York), 1986, acrylic gel, paint, paper, and colored reproductions on paper mounted on canvas, 10 1/8 x 14 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum. © 1984, Howardena Doreen Pindell

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Charles Alston, Red, White, and Black, ca. 1960, oil on canvas.
Collection of the Art Students League of New York

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Ernest Crichlow, Girl with Flowers, 1979.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Elizabeth Catlett, Singing Head, 1980,
black Mexican marble, 16 x 9 1/2 x 12 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

Joseph Delaney, Lobby, Art Students League, 1965, oil on canvas.
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
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Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists
Saluting the Creative Journeys of African American Artists

FURTHER READING
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016 (link)
African-American Artists, 1929–1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (link)
Art by African Americans, Smithsonian American Art Museum (link)
Betye Saar: Black Girl’s Window (link)
Charles White: A Retrospective (link)
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (link)
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (link)
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (link)
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (link)

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