Tag Archives: African American artists

Gamin by Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage was a sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.  She was born in Florida.  I like this work.  She gave the young man a real personality! Advertisements

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Alabama by Norman Lewis

I didn’t like this picture at first.  My standard remark when I see these kinds of paintings is “He thinks he’s better than me.”  But I read the description and it talked about how a lot of people see this … Continue reading

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Indian Combat by Edmonia Lewis

When I first saw this statue, I was confused to see it in the American wing, because it looked European.  So imagine my surprise at discovering that the sculpture was carved by an American woman.  Moreover, she was Native American … Continue reading

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Untitled Rooftop Hughie Lee Smith

Hughie Lee Smith was an African American artist and a fellow Clevelander!  I took this picture myself a couple of months ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  

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Henry Ossawa Tanner, Daniel in the Lion’s Den

I believe his father was a minister, so it is not surprising that so many of his paintings have religious themes. There was a comment on the internet when I was looking for a picture by him, wondering why Tanner … Continue reading

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