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|Varying Form of Title:||History Makers video oral history with Jeff Donaldson|
|Other authors / contributors:||Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004, interviewee.|
Richardson, Julieanna L., interviewer.
Bieschke, Paul, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
|Digital file characteristics:||video file|
|Notes:||Videographer, Paul Bieschke.|
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2001 April 23.
|Summary:||Visual artist Jeff Donaldson was born on December 15, 1932, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Through the Organization of Black American Culture, a group Donaldson helped form in Chicago, he organized the visual arts workshop that painted the Wall of Respect in 1967, a mural celebrating significant African Americans. Donaldson helped found the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists in Chicago in 1968, which was committed to social responsibility, involving artists in their local communities and promoting pride in black self-identity. As a visual artist, Donaldson participated in more than 200 group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in around the world. He was an African American artist, art historian and critic who helped articulate the philosophy and aesthetics of the black arts movement. Donaldson served as Vice President of the Barnes Foundation and on the board of the National Center for Afro-American Artists. Donaldson passed away on February 29, 2004 at age 72.|