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FREE WITHIN OURSELVES: AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART. Regenia A. Perry et al. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1992. Organized by National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Published in association with Pomegranate Artbooks, Petaluma. 206 pp. with 121 ills. (89 col.). 26 x 22 cm. LC 92-14815 ISBN 1566400724 In English.
Highlighting a selection of some 80 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints that range from portraits by early 19th-century painter Joshua Johnson to color-field abstractions of the 1970s by Alma Thomas, this informative catalogue reviews the history of African American art as reflected in the lives and works of 31 academically trained or self-taught artists, including Henry Ossawa Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Sam Gilliam. Introductory discussions of the current status of African American art and the development of the Museum's collection preface substantial biographical texts on the featured artists and commentaries on representative works.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Several Media — African American Artists
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,10,17,22
Worldwide Number: 023747
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