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Artists of the African Diaspora

Aaron Douglas

Projections of determination

1899-1979

Alma Thomas

Tackling abstraction at 75

1891-1978

Augusta Savage

Sculptor, teacher and warrior for civil rights

1892-1962

Charles Alston

"The idea of a march was growing"

1907-1977

Charles White

Images of dignity

1918-1979

Gordon Parks

Modern Day Polymath

1912-2006

Gwendolyn Knight

“No one can tell us who we are”

1913-2005

Harriet Powers

A freed slave tells stories in quilts

1837-1910

Henry Ossawa Tanner

A quiet man transcends racism to bring art back to religion

1859-1937

Jacob Lawrence

1917-2000

James Van Der Zee

Don't just document, celebrate

1886-1983

Loïs Mailou Jones

The joy of African color and design

1905-1998

Mary Edmonia Lewis

African-American Chippewa woman takes over sculpture

1844-1907

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Delicate Sculptor of Horrors

1877-1968

Norman Lewis

Making your own way to contribute to culture

1909-1979

Robert S. Duncanson

1821-1872

William H. Johnson

Painting my people

1901-1970
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