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By Olive Jensen Theisen

ISBN-10: 1574412205

ISBN-13: 9781574412208

John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was once an enormous 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 country, he had his own and inventive leap forward in 1957 whilst he spent six months within the newly autonomous kingdom of Ghana. From this time ahead, he built-in African summary parts together with his rural Southern pictures to create a private iconography. His new method made him recognized, as his own discovery of African historical past slot in good with the becoming U.S. civil rights flow. he's top identified for his work of art at Hampton collage, Winston-Salem college, and Texas Southern, however the drawings and lithographs that lie in the back of the work of art have obtained scant cognizance - earlier. Theisen interviewed Dr. Biggers over the last 13 years of his lifestyles, and was once welcomed into his studio innumerable occasions. jointly, they chose consultant works for this quantity, a few of that have now not been formerly released for a basic audience.
After his loss of life in 2001, his widow endured to paintings heavily with Theisen, leading to a ebook that's intimate and informative for either the coed and the student.

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