Raymond Saunders (born 1934) is a visual artist, with a place in American art history. Saunders works in a large variety of media, but is mainly known for work that encompasses painting and transversal media juxtaposition, sometimes bordering on the sculptural (as in Pieces of Visual Thinking, 1987) but always retaining the relation to the flat wall key to modernism in painting. http://www.wirtzgallery.com/bios/bio_saunders.html

Raymond Saunders (born 1934) is a visual artist, with a place in American art history. Saunders works in a large variety of media, but is mainly known for work that encompasses painting and transversal media juxtaposition, sometimes bordering on the sculptural (as in Pieces of Visual Thinking, 1987) but always retaining the relation to the flat wall key to modernism in painting. http://www.wirtzgallery.com/bios/bio_saunders.html

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Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 1901, Richmond Barthé moved to New Orleans, Louisiana at an early age. Little is known about his early youth, except that he grew up in a devoutly Roman Catholic household, he enjoyed drawing and painting, and his formal schooling did not go beyond grade school. Even though he mainly studied painting, Barthé’s talent as a sculptor was recognized by his fellow students and local critics in Chicago.

Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 1901, Richmond Barthé moved to New Orleans, Louisiana at an early age. Little is known about his early youth, except that he grew up in a devoutly Roman Catholic household, he enjoyed drawing and painting, and his formal schooling did not go beyond grade school. Even though he mainly studied painting, Barthé’s talent as a sculptor was recognized by his fellow students and local critics in Chicago.

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William Henry Johnson (March 18, 1901–1970) was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina

William Henry Johnson (March 18, 1901–1970) was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina

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Archibald John Motley, Jr (Oct 7, 1891, New Orleans, Louisiana – Jan 16, 1981) African-American painter. Studied painting at School of Art / Institute of Chicago graduating 1918. Most famous for colorful chronicling of African-American experience during 1920s & '30s; Considered among major contributors to Harlem Renaissance, or New Negro Movement, time in which African American art reached new heights not just N.Y. - across America. https://www.google.com/search?q=Archibald+Motley

Archibald John Motley, Jr (Oct 7, 1891, New Orleans, Louisiana – Jan 16, 1981) African-American painter. Studied painting at School of Art / Institute of Chicago graduating 1918. Most famous for colorful chronicling of African-American experience during 1920s & '30s; Considered among major contributors to Harlem Renaissance, or New Negro Movement, time in which African American art reached new heights not just N.Y. - across America. https://www.google.com/search?q=Archibald+Motley

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clementine hunter artwork | Clementine Hunter/Clementine Hunter candid1.jpg

clementine hunter artwork | Clementine Hunter/Clementine Hunter candid1.jpg

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Augusta Savage (born Augusta Christine Fells), sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of Black artists who would become nationally known, and worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts. She became the 1st African-American artist to be elected to the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Her most famous works include Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Gamin. R.I.P.

Augusta Savage (born Augusta Christine Fells), sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of Black artists who would become nationally known, and worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts. She became the 1st African-American artist to be elected to the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Her most famous works include Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Gamin. R.I.P.

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Carrie Mae Weems, American (B.1953) photographer, has made a career of representing American life in terms of race, gender and class, often using her own image to illustrate her point of view.

Carrie Mae Weems, American (B.1953) photographer, has made a career of representing American life in terms of race, gender and class, often using her own image to illustrate her point of view.

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Keisha M. (2008) | Elizabeth Catlett

Keisha M. (2008) | Elizabeth Catlett

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Aaron Douglas, The Harlem Renaissance “Father of Black American Art”

Aaron Douglas, The Harlem Renaissance “Father of Black American Art”

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