African Americans in the visual arts /

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Author / Creator:Otfinoski, Steven.
Imprint:New York : Facts on File, c2003.
Description:x, 262 p. : ports. ; 25 cm.
Series:A to Z of African Americans
Facts on File library of American history
Subject:African American art.
African American artists -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
African American art.
African American artists.
Biography -- Dictionaries.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0816048800 (acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.
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Otfinoski's collective biography profiles almost 200 artists--painters, sculptors, illustrators, installation artists, video artists, performance artists, mixed-media artists, and others. Entries include a biography (usually 400-500 words), birth and death dates, type of artist, and a list of items for further reading or viewing; many include an excellent black-and-white photograph. One interesting feature is the compiler's attempt to relate events in each artist's life to works created. The author points out that he chose "few artists born after 1960 and only two born after 1970," noting that "of those artists now in their prime, many of them have been largely ignored by the white press, and their names cannot be found in many general biographical works on American artists." ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic library collections and anyone interested in African American artists. R. L. Wick University of Colorado at Denver

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