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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

by LINEA STAFF | February 21, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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)[1]
African-American Artists, 1929–1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (link)[2]
Art by African Americans, Smithsonian American Art Museum (link)[3]
Betye Saar: Black Girl’s Window (link)[4]
Charles White: A Retrospective (link)[5]
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (link)[6]
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (link)[7]
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (link)[8]
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (link)[9]

Endnotes:
  1. (link): https://www.moma.org/d/pdfs/W1siZiIsIjIwMTkvMDcvMTAvOTJ3cGQ3eTc0dV9XZWJTYW1wbGVfUGlwZXJfQ2F0YWxvZ3VlLnBkZiJdXQ/WebSample_Piper_Catalogue.pdf?sha=c39dfb81bc9d6efe
  2. (link): https://www.google.com/books/edition/African_American_Artists_1929_1945/FcFzcEMfHm0C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=African-American+Artists,+1929-1945:+Prints,+Drawings,+and+Paintings+in+the&printsec=frontcover
  3. (link): https://americanart.si.edu/art/highlights/african-american
  4. (link): https://www.moma.org/d/pdfs/W1siZiIsIjIwMTkvMDcvMDEvN2w5OXowdjBmYV9XZWJTYW1wbGVfU2Fhcl9QYWdlc19GSU5BTC5wZGYiXV0/WebSample_Saar_Pages_FINAL.pdf?sha=7db0b1810644dd78
  5. (link): https://www.amazon.com/Charles-White-Sarah-Kelly-Oehler/dp/0300232985
  6. (link): https://www.amazon.com/Kehinde-Wiley-Republic-Connie-Choi/dp/3791354302/ref=pd_sbs_14_2/142-2536548-6417834?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=3791354302&pd_rd_r=959e4df1-4c52-4b85-b2e2-e9f1a90580a3&pd_rd_w=WH9a8&pd_rd_wg=uLHkh&pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&pf_rd_r=RG76RT2S2KWWES8QSTAS&psc=1&refRID=RG76RT2S2KWWES8QSTAS
  7. (link): https://www.amazon.com/Kerry-James-Marshall-Ian-Alteveer/dp/0847848337
  8. (link): https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-new-negro-9780195089578?cc=us&lang=en
  9. (link): https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Nation-Art-Black-Power/dp/1942884176/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/143-2999353-6104147?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1942884176&pd_rd_r=a877c67d-cfeb-4c1b-96a7-1b73dde9fae9&pd_rd_w=TR3GX&pd_rd_wg=4c4NB&pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&pf_rd_r=VDBG6KMYDEF60VJPF0CT&psc=1&refRID=VDBG6KMYDEF60VJPF0CT