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Driskell, David C.

Overview
Works: 164 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 9,886 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Collector, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6538.N5, 704.039607307471
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Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America by David C Driskell( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,384 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 1,305 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 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astonishment and power by Wyatt MacGaffey( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 512 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 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And James Herring, about how to define and to interpret African American art. The contributors address such interrelated issues as an African American aesthetic identity, personal experiences of culture, the relationship between art and politics, and the blurring of the distinction between "art" and "craft." They describe the new aesthetic of pan-African art, analyze individual works of art, and argue that the multicultural embrace of the 1990s misappropriates African
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 478 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 Undetermined and held by 365 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 318 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 )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 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 263 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 242 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 233 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 199 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

Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 134 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
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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 79 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
Portraits in black( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three award-winning films that increase awareness of how black writers, artists, and freedom fighters contributed to our American cultural tradition. First work: Readings and dramatizations from the poetry and other writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Second work: Presents many of the works shown in the exhibition Two centuries of Black American art, with brief biographical sketches of the male and female artists included. Third work: A non-narrated portrayal of the lives and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Denmark Vesey in their fight against slavery
 
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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

Languages
English (134)

Covers
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