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History of African-American Artists: From 1792 to the Present

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A landmark work of art history: lavishly illustrated and extraordinary for its thoroughness, A History of African-American Artists -- conceived, researched, and written by the great American artist Romare Bearden with journalist Harry Henderson, who completed the work after Bearden's death in 1988 -- gives a conspectus of African-American art from the late eighteenth centu ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published October 26th 1993 by Pantheon
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L. P.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent, well-researched book that tells the story about the struggles of Black women and men who were Master Artists, despite the oppression they suffered from Europeans who tried to thwart their success at every turn.

In this country, Black Americans were too often denied the opportunities necessary to succeed as Artists. This book reveals their untold Histories, by examining their individual life stories. Their stories are fascinating --- often sad but true --- Their perseverance (in the
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Christine
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! It is a treasure trove of African American art history.
Katelyn Richelle
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent graduation gift from my uncle and aunt!!! I think I will pick a couple artists and study their styles more. I will probably do a few paintings inspired by them, too. =)
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