Twentieth Century African-American Artists

Choose two (2) of the following late 20th century African-American artists, and compare and contrast their art: Bearden, Lawrence, Basquiat, or Colescott. Describe specific elements of the works from the chosen artists that represent the multiplicity of the African-American experience. Identify one (1) of these works (or some other by an African American artist) that you would like in your workplace, and explain why.

 

 

African American Artists of the Twentieth Century

Chapter 35 (p. 1167) and Chapter 36 (p. 1180) on Jacob Lawrence
Chapter 39 ( 1285-1286) on Romare Bearden
Chapter 40 ( 1326-1327) on Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jacob Lawrence, New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3418
Romare Bearden video, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/205

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