BLACK ARTISTS IN AMERICA: FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION TO CIVIL RIGHTS
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. October 17, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Throughout the twentieth century, Black artists in the United States produced powerful works of art that described and expressed the joys, anxieties, social changes, economic upheavals, global conflagrations, and aesthetic concerns of the times during which they lived. Through more than fifty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Black Artists in America: From the Great Depression to Civil Rights explores the various ways in which African American artists responded to the political, social, and economic climates of the United States from the 1930s into the 1950s.
Image credits in order:
Horace Pippin, American (1888—1946), “Holy Mountain, I,” 1944; Oil on canvas, 30 ½ x 36 inches; Art Bridges, AB.2018.24
Hughie Lee Smith, American, 1915–1999, “Contemplating My Future,” 1954; Oil on canvas, 24 x36 inches; The John and Susan Horseman Foundation of American Art
Elmer Brown, American, 1909–1971, “Gandy Dancer’s Gal,” 1942; Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches; ARTneo, Gift of the Elmer Brown Estate