Category: Quick Art History Reads

Celebrating Black Art History: Harlem Renaissance

Links for students provided. This month we reviewed artists from the Harlem Renaissance, like Lois Maillou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Augusta Savage, Archibald Motley and William H. Johnson.
For students who will continue their Harlem Renaissance studies I've included a list of all the posts from this month and a link to more blog posts about this art topic.

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Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a pioneer for the Harlem Renaissance. In 1914, her sculpture Ethiopia Awakening is said to have been a prelude to the Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement. Awakening African Americans to a piece of their history before slavery.

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Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration Series is monumental for its time and now. I teach my students that the Great Migration Series is like a visual historical document. These paintings give you a sense of life for black people who decided to leave the southern states for work in larger cities in the north.

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