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Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists

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This book highlights influential and important African American 20th-century artists, from those of the early part of the century who were actively discouraged from pursuing their talent, to important participants in the Harlem Renaissance to modern and contemporary artists. The text also includes sidebars highlighting individual pictures and creators, completing a ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Harry N. Abrams
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Gloria Green
Jun 24, 2013 Gloria Green rated it really liked it
very informative, filled with lots of facts
Lindsey
Feb 01, 2008 Lindsey rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: elementary/middle school
Bolden presents us with history of black American artists, beginning with former slave and portraitist Joshua Johnson, and continuing through the 1990’s. Weaving historical context throughout her descriptions, Wake Up Our Souls reads more of a narrative than a compilation of artist biographies. Some artists, like Johnson and painter Hale Woodruff, have several pages devoted to their life and works while others have only a few paragraphs. Interspersed throughout the book are photos of the artists ...more
Brittany
Dec 23, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it
This book provides excellent insight into the black American artists working in the 20th century. Bolden provides a fascinating range of artists, including everything from assemblage to folk art to oil and everything in between. Her brief look into each of the artists' lives paints a clear picture of their inspiration and motivation to create in their particular time in history. An excellent read filled with beautiful pictures for anyone interested in for anyone interested in the art that has ...more
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Jul 30, 2008 Kimberly rated it liked it
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Beautiful depiction of African-American art throughout history. This book is geared for Middle School or highschool...Colorful pictures and interesting biographies of the artists.
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This book celebrates African American artists throughout history. (Multicultural)
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