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By Olive Jensen Theisen

ISBN-10: 1574412205

ISBN-13: 9781574412208

John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) used to be an important African American artist who encouraged numerous others via his educating, work of art, work, and drawings. After receiving traditional artwork education at Hampton Institute and Pennsylvania kingdom, he had his own and creative step forward in 1957 whilst he spent six months within the newly self sufficient nation of Ghana. From this time ahead, he built-in African summary parts together with his rural Southern photographs to create a private iconography. His new method made him recognized, as his own discovery of African historical past slot in good with the turning out to be U.S. civil rights circulate. he's top identified for his work of art at Hampton collage, Winston-Salem collage, and Texas Southern, however the drawings and lithographs that lie in the back of the work of art have acquired scant consciousness - beforehand. Theisen interviewed Dr. Biggers over the last 13 years of his existence, and used to be welcomed into his studio innumerable occasions. jointly, they chose consultant works for this quantity, a few of that have no longer been formerly released for a normal audience.
After his demise in 2001, his widow endured to paintings heavily with Theisen, leading to a e-book that's intimate and informative for either the coed and the student.

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