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African American Art


ArtCyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
Provides links to websites with further information about artists ranging from Joshua Johnson to painters born in the 1960s.
Offers Encyclopedia Smithsonian (under Researchers tab), a collection of elaborate webpages on many topics, navigable by limiters including African American History and Culture, Africa History and Culture, and African Art. Papers of  artists can be found on the Archives of American Art site, linked to under the Research Centers tab.
Tour: Selected African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art
Features eight artists from Joshua Johnson to Alma Thomas and Jacob Lawrence; includes short biographies, bibliographies, and representative images of their work.


A History of African-American Artists

A History of African-American Artists  : From 1792 to the Present
Bearden, Romare

Written by great African American artist Romare Bearden with journalist Harry Henderson; includes 420 black-and-white illustrations and 61 color reproductions.
Call Number: N6538. N5 B38 1993 q
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African American Art and Artists

African American Art and Artists 
3rd ed., rev. and expanded
Lewis, Samella

A history of African American art with artist biographies and large color pictures.
Call Number: N6538 .N5 L38 2003Q
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Black Art

Black Art  : A Cultural History
2nd ed
Powell, Richard

A history of African American art and its cultural context. Contains 192 illustrations, 39 in color.
Call Number: N6538. N5 P64 2003
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Encyclopedia of African American artists

Encyclopedia of African American artists 
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From traditional media of painting and artists such as Horace Pippin and Faith Ringgold, to photography of Gordon Parks, and new media of Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear (installation art), the African American experience is reflected across generations and works
Call Number: N6538 .N5 J44 2009Q
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African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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