Wednesday, April 16, 2008

10 Black History Artists Craft Great Collections

Augusta Savage, (1892-1962), sculptor and art teacher, was the first Director of the Harlem Community Art Center in New York City.

She studied at the Grand Chaumiere in Paris after receiving a Rosenwald grant in 1929.  Savage also received a prestigious Carnegie Foundation grant.

Her works have been exhibited at...

  • The 1939 New York World’s Fair
  • New York’s Anderson Galleries
  • The New Jersey State Museum
  • New York’s Schomburg Collection
  • The Societe Des Artistes Francais Beaux Arts in Paris

Our 10 black history artists hold the distinction of crafting great collections in the USA and around the world...

  1. Augusta Savage - sculptor
  2. Charles Alston - muralist, sculptor, and artist
  3. Dr. Margaret Burroughs - painter, sculptor
  4. Elizabeth Catlett - sculptor and artist
  5. Adele Chilton - Painter and artist
  6. Richard Hunt - sculptor
  7. Lois Mailou Jones - artist
  8. Dr. Samella Sanders Lewis – painter, graphic artist
  9. James A. Porter - painter
  10. William E. Scott - murals and portraits

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Posted by Hugh Smith on 04/16 at 01:02 AM
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Saluted with Song

Friday, April 4, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here are 2 video tributes we created using a couple of albums, now out of print, that salute the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy.

Here’s more background about this 1973 Martin Luther King Jr. Classic Soul Dream Concert.

Read the notes from playwright Tommy Butler about the Martin Luther King Jr. Selma Musical.

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Posted by Hugh Smith on 04/02 at 07:30 AM
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