Black Subjects

A Black Woman

Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz, 1884

A Soul

Benny Andrews, 1974

African American and White Soldiers aboard A Ship

Gordon Parks, 1941

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera, 1712


Aaron Douglas, 1936

Blind Singer

William H. Johnson, 1940

Blood (Donald Formey)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975

Busy Town

Henry Tayali, 1970

Captivity and Resistance

Romare Bearden, 1976


William H. Johnson, 1941


Bodo, c. 2000


Archibald Motley, 1926

Condemnation without Trial

Chéri Samba, 1989-1990

Cousin, Suzie Porter, New York City

James Van Der Zee, 1914

Face of a Nubian Girl

Tahia Halim, 1975

Falling Star

Romare Bearden, 1979

Five Women

Alex Katz, 1977

Flight, from The Emperor Jones series

Aaron Douglas, 1926


Augusta Savage, 1929

Garveyite Family, Harlem

James Van Der Zee, 1924

General Moses (Harriet Tubman)

Charles White, 1965

Golden Brush of Africa

Bodo, 2010


Elizabeth Catlett, 1975

Harvest Talk

Charles White, 1953

Head of an African

Albrecht Dürer, 1508


William H. Johnson, 1942

I love color

Chéri Samba, 2010

I'm not enlightened, I'm not clear

Chéri Samba, 2013

In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes

Elizabeth Catlett, 1947

Juan de Pareja

Diego Velázquez, 1650

Kate and Rachel Van Der Zee, Lenox, Mass.

James Van Der Zee, 1907

Lawdy Mama

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1969

Mama’s Knee

Romare Bearden, 1971


Tarsila do Amaral, 1923

No More Games

Benny Andrews, 1970

North Philly Niggah (William Corbett)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975

Nous Quatre a Paris

Palmer Hayden, c. 1930

Photo Bloke

Barkley L. Hendricks, 2016

Portrait of a Collagist

Benny Andrews, 1989


Elizabeth Catlett, 1952

Sir Nelson. Solid!

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1970

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978

Southern Pasture

Benny Andrews, 1963


Barkley L. Hendricks, 1976

Study for Portrait of Oppression (Homage to Black South Africans)

Benny Andrews, 1985

There Must Be a Heaven

Benny Andrews, 1966
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