Art and Cultural Histories

  • Romare Bearden and Harry Henderson, A History of African American Artists from 1792 to Present, (New York: Pantheon Books) 1993.
  • The David C. Driskell Collection, Narratives of African American Art and Identity, (University of Maryland: Promegranate Communications, Inc) 1998.
  • Gail Gelburd and Thelma Golden, Romare Bearden in Black and White, (New York: Henry N. Abrams,Inc., and Whitney Museum of Modern Art) 1997.
  • Samella S. Lewis and Ruth G. Waddy, Black Artist on Art, (Los Angeles: Contemporary Crafts, Inc.) 1969.
  • Sharon Patton, African American Art, (New York: Oxford UP) 1998.
  • Guy C. McElroy, Richard J. Powell, and Sharon F. Patton, African American Artists 1880-1987, (Washington, D.C.: Smitsonian Institution) 1989.
  • Richard S. Powell, Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century, (New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc.) 1997.
  • Irving Sandler, American Art of the 1960s, (New York: Harper & Row Publishers) 1988.

Artist Biographies

  • Black Art--Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African-American Art, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) 1989.
  • David C. Driskell Two Centuries of Black American Art, (Los Angeles County of Art/Alred A. Knopf, New York) 1976.
  • Chester M. Hedgepeth, Jr., ed., 20th Century American Writers and Artists, (Chicago: American Library Association), 1991.
  • Lynn Moody Igoe, ed., 250 Years of Afro-American Art, (New York: R.R. Bowker Co.) 1981.
  • Herbert F. Johnson, Directions in Afro-American Art, (New York: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University) 1974.
  • Dennis Thomison, The Black Artist in America: An Index to Reproductions, (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, Inc.) 1991.

Sources for Aesthetic Debate

  • Melvin Dixon, "White Critic - Black Art??," Black Art Notes, ed. Tom Lloyd (Black Art Notes) 1971.
  • Hilton Kramer, "Black Art and Expedient Politics," The New York Times June 7, 1970.
  • Sharon Patton, African American Art, (New York: Oxford UP) 1998.
  • Raymond Saunders, Black is a Color, 1967, African American Art, (New York: Oxford UP) 1998.


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