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By Romare Bearden, Harry Henderson

A landmark murals heritage: lavishly illustrated and striking for its thoroughness, A historical past of African-American Artists -- conceived, researched, and written by means of the nice American artist Romare Bearden with journalist Harry Henderson, who accomplished the paintings after Bearden's demise in 1988 -- provides a conspectus of African-American artwork from the overdue eighteenth century to the current. It examines the lives and careers of greater than fifty sign African-American artists, and the relation in their paintings to winning inventive, social, and political developments either in the USA and in the course of the world.

Beginning with an intensive reevaluation of the enigma of Joshua Johnston, a overdue eighteenth-century portrait painter largely assumed by way of historians to be one of many earliest recognized African-American artists, Bearden and Henderson move directly to research the careers of Robert S. Duncanson, Edward M. Bannister, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Aaron Douglas, Edmonia Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Hale A. Woodruff, Augusta Savage, Charles H. Alston, Ellis Wilson, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Horace Pippin, Alma W. Thomas, and plenty of others.

Illustrated with greater than 420 black-and-white illustrations and sixty one colour reproductions -- together with rediscovered classics, works not extant, and paintings by no means ahead of obvious during this nation -- A heritage of African-American Artists is a beautiful fulfillment.

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