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Driskell, David C.

Works: 169 works in 308 publications in 2 languages and 10,530 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Collector, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: N6538.N5, 704.039607307471
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Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America by David C Driskell( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred fifty works by Black artists in Harlem during the 1920s from the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Two centuries of Black American art : [exhibition], Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, the Brooklyn Museum by David C Driskell( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the odds : African-American artists and the Harmon Foundation by Gary A Reynolds( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power by Tate Modern (Gallery)( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? This significant new publication, accompanying an exhibition at Tate Modern, surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams and Frank Bowling. This book features substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively. It will also explore the art historical and social contexts with subjects including black feminism; AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups; the role of museums in the debates of the period; and where visual art sat in relation to the Black Arts Movement
Astonishment and power by Wyatt MacGaffey( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together the minkisi tradition of the Kongo peoples of Central Africa and the art of Renée Stout, "Atonishment & Power" explores a complex African visual tradition and its resonance in the work of a contemporary African-American woman artist. Minkisi, as described by Wyatt MacGaffey, are figures or operative complexes made from natural and man-made materials are intended as containers for powerful medicines. Often visually impressive, minkisi are invoked to accomplish various purposes, both to heal and to harm. In discussing minkisi, MacGaffey includes numerous early-20th-century commentaries written by young Kongo men. As Michael Harris reveals, the art of Renée Stout incorporates the forms and conceptual qualities of Kongo minkisi. The inspiration for her work derives from her personal memories and her deep interest in minkisi and African beliefs. Like minkisi, Stout's work sits at a crossroads--of the sacred and the secular, the West and Africa. Both the Kongo people and Renée Stout are masters at creating works of astonishment and power, invocation and art."--Back cover
African American visual aesthetics : a postmodernist view( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of ground-breaking essays, five prominent curators and scholars - Ann Gibson, Keith Morrison, Sharon F. Patton, Richard J. Powell, and Lowery Strokes Simsexplore postmodernism's influence on African American art during the last thirty years. Covering the works of such contemporary artists as Renee Stout, Joe Overstreet, David Hammons, Beverly Buchanan, and Martha Jackson-Jarvis, the book revisits the questions, posed in the 1930s by critics Alain Locke
The other side of color : African American art in the collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr. by David C Driskell( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary visual expressions : the art of Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Keith Morrison, William T. Williams by David C Driskell( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David C. Driskell : artist and scholar by Julie L McGee( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inquiry into Driskell's life and work, art historian McGee analyzes Driskell's philosophical struggles as he sought to both express his feelings about racial strife in America and stay true to his art
Hidden heritage : Afro-American art, 1800-1950 by David C Driskell( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black artists have distinguished them selves in virtually every American style and mode of expression. The Phillip Morris Company produced the exhibition and this catalog. This is Afro-American history over a 150 year period."--Amazon
Hard truths : the art of Thornton Dial by Thornton Dial( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thornton Dial has lived his entire life in the American South. Incorporating salvaged objects into his art, he creates epic works including haunting reflections on homelessness, global conflict, the tragedy of 9/11, and African American history
William H. Johnson : an American modern by William H Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson (1901-1970) was a virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, who produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents, and genres. This volume considers paintings from the collection of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, that show the pivotal stages in Johnson's career as a modernist painter of post-impressionist and expressionist works reminiscent of Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Soutine, and the vernacular paintings in which he articulates his specific, unforgettable voice as an artist. In this lavishly illustrated book, some of the world's premier scholars of William H. Johnson and African American art history examine the artist and his artistic genius in fresh new ways, including his relationship with one of his earliest patrons, the Harmon Foundation; the critical role played by scholars at the nation's historically black colleges and universities; the context of Johnson's experiences living in Harlem and his deep southern roots; and Johnson as a trailblazer in the genres of still life and landscape painting."--Publisher's website
Jacob Lawrence : moving forward paintings, 1936-1999 by Jacob Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution : five decades of printmaking by David C. Driskell by Adrienne L Childs( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amistad II, Afro-American art( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden heritage : the roots of Black American painting by Andrew Piddington( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the work of Black American artists from the American Revolution to World War II. Places the artists' individual achievements in the context of social change, abolition of slavery, Jim Crow laws, racial violence and segregation
Introspectives : contemporary art by Americans and Brazilians of African descent by Henry John Drewal( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black is the color : African American artists and segregation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of African American art works and artists. Highlights the obstacles African American artists have had to overcome in order for their work to be accepted by the art world and exhibited in museums and galleries
Conversations : African and African American artworks in dialogue : from the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr.( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritualities:In Conversations, selected works of African and African American art provide opportunities to examine the intentions and motivations of artists who creatively explore multiple understandings of the spiritual
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Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America
Alternative Names
David C. Driskell

David C. Driskell Amerikaans kunstschilder

David C. Driskell artista estadounidense

David Clyde Driskell

David Driskell

David Driskell artiste américain

Driskell, David.

Driskell, David 1931-

Driskell, David C.

Driskell, David Clyde

Astonishment and powerAfrican American visual aesthetics : a postmodernist viewDavid C. Driskell : artist and scholarHard truths : the art of Thornton DialWilliam H. Johnson : an American modernJacob Lawrence : moving forward paintings, 1936-1999Evolution : five decades of printmaking by David C. Driskell