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African American Art: The Long Struggle
     

African American Art: The Long Struggle

by Barbara Sullivan, Crystal Britton
 
Though often neglected, Black art has, for more than two centuries, been a rich and substantive part of America's cultural heritages. African American Arttraces the fascinating history of America's Black artists, from the era of slavery to the present day.

The first African American artists were slaves. But they brought with them ancient artistic traditions

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Though often neglected, Black art has, for more than two centuries, been a rich and substantive part of America's cultural heritages. African American Arttraces the fascinating history of America's Black artists, from the era of slavery to the present day.

The first African American artists were slaves. But they brought with them ancient artistic traditions and an aesthetic unique to their African origins, and incorporated these into their daily lives in the New World.

After the Civil War, a new class of African American artists---craftsmen, painters, sculptors, photographers---was born; while some enjoyed success, others continued to feel the oppression of the White majority.

Today, despite advances in civil rights, African American artists, particularly women, still find it difficult to gain acceptance into the mainstream art world. In response a new crop of exhibition venues has arisen in the form of museums and galleries devoted exclusively to the work of people of color. The struggle continues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765199522
Publisher:
Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.03(w) x 12.52(h) x 0.71(d)

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