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African American Art

Internet Sites

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.
The Papers of African American Artists, Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian archives contain the personal papers and some tape-recorded interviews with more than fifty African American painters, sculptors, and printmakers from the late 19th century to the present.
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.

Books

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 1990 q
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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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Rhapsodies in Black

Rhapsodies in Black  : Art of the Harlem Renaissance
   
Bailey, et al

Catalog from a touring exhibition of Harlem Renaissance art. Includes essays by leading art historians and large color and black and white reproductions of artworks from the exhibition.
Call Number: N6538. N5 R56 1997 q
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Databases

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 Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts.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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