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Artists are the antennae of the race... Ezra Pound

“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless and corrupt.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

African American Artists

African American Artists

Charles Alston
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Romare Bearden
Richard J. Brown

African American Artists

Charles Alston
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Romare Bearden
Richard J. Brown
Willie Cole
Robert H. Colescott
Aaron Douglas
Sam Gilliam
Tyree Guyton
Jacob Lawrence
William H. Johnson
Edomonia (Mary) Lewis
Martin Puryear
Faith Ringgold
Alison Saar
Betye Saar
John T. Scott
Henry Ossawa Tanner
James Van Der Zee
Kara Walker
Eugene Warburg
Carrie Mae Weems
James Wells
Fred Wilson
Willie Cole
Robert H. Colescott
Aaron Douglas
Sam Gilliam
Tyree Guyton
Jacob Lawrence
William H. Johnson
Edomonia (Mary) Lewis
Martin Puryear
Faith Ringgold
Alison Saar
Betye Saar
John T. Scott
Henry Ossawa Tanner
James Van Der Zee
Kara Walker
Eugene Warburg
Carrie Mae Weems
James Wells
Fred Wilson