While parts of the country are cooling down for the Fall, things are starting to heat up in Miami! It’s art season – and the perfect time to celebrate Black Art in America. Whether it’s supporting current trendsetters or honoring the barrier-breakers of those who have gone before, it’s a time to recognize the impact and contributions Black artists have made – and continue to make – on today’s culture.
Here are three artists we think you should know:
New York-based artist Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.
Visit her online studio.
Romare Howard Bearden (1911-1988), recognized as one of the most creative and original visual artists of the twentieth century, the artist had a prolific and distinguished career and was also a respected writer and an eloquent spokesman on artistic and social issues of the day
The subject matter of Kerry James Marshall‘s paintings, installations, and public projects is often drawn from African American popular culture, and is rooted in the geography of his upbringing: “You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility.” See his work.