St. James Guide to Black Artists

St. James Guide to Black Artists

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Profiles 400 prominent 20th-century artists. African American artists make up 75 per cent of the entries, while artists from the Caribbean, Africa and around the world complete this volume. A limited number of influential masters from the 19th century are represented. The guide covers artists working in visual arts, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Each descriptive entry provides: a concise biography; lists of both individual and group exhibitions; a listing of public galleries and museums that have the work of the entrant in their permanent collection; a bibliography of books and articles by and about the entrant; and a critical evaluation. A photograph of the artist and/or his or her work often accompanies the entry. Comments from the artists themselves regarding their work or the art precede the contributor's essay.... Georgia 1993 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York Collections: Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts; ... Utilizing incandescent, florescent, and neon light as both medium and subject, Tom Lloyd, Dan Flavin, Chryssa, and ... These artists strove to expand artistic expression by employing electric light in the service of fine art. Fundamental to Lloyda#39;s philosophy was the desire to create art from everyday life. He often used cast-off machine and car parts in his earlier works.

Title:St. James Guide to Black Artists
Author:Thomas Riggs, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Publisher:St James Press - 1997


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