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Gelatin silver prints
Dye coupler prints
|Named Person:||Benny Andrews; Richmond Barthé; Selma Burke; Elton C Fax; Palmer C Hayden; Alvin C Hollingsworth; Vertis Hayes; William H Johnson; Lois Mailou Jones; Jacob Lawrence; Betsy Graves Reyneau; Augusta Savage; Hale Woodruff|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ronnie Brathwaite; Eliot Hess; Chester Higgins; Walter Rosenbaum; Bill Sparrow
|Notes:||Title devised by cataloger.
Some photographs have photographer's or institutional handstamp on verso. Some items bear printed or typewritten captions attached to verso; some images bear printed captions on recto. Some items have handwitten notations on verso. Some items are mounted to album pages. Some images are duplicates.
Collection includes photography by Ronnie Brathwaite, Eliot Hess and Bill Sparrow, among others.
|Description:||1177 items (20 boxes, 3.9 lin. ft.) 522 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 376 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 104 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. 21 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 49 x 32 cm. and smaller. 20 photographic prints : col. ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 28 photographic prints : col. ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 70 stats : b&w ; 31 x 26 cm. and smaller. 10 photomechanical prints : b&w, one col. ; 22 x 31 cm. and smaller. 11 photographic postcards : b&w, silver gelatin ; 15 x 11 cm. and smaller. 6 postcards : b&w and col. ; 15 x 11 cm. and smaller. 2 instant camera photographs : b&w and col. ; 11 x 9 cm. 4 slides : col. ; 5 x 5 cm. 3 transparencies : col. ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller.|
Also depicted are candid shots and group portraits of artists, art patrons, students and museum visitors; reproductions of pre-colonial African and 18th century American art; views of art exhibitions; and some views of activities in workshops.
The series depicting African art, American art, and miscellaneous art and artifacts, such as baskets, Haitian, Hispanic, jewelry, and sculpture, consist of reproductions of paintings; illustrations; lithographs; some block and screen prints; wood, clay, stone and metal sculpture; and other handcrafted objects. American art, the largest style represented, consists of paintings, drawings and prints either depicting or created by people of African descent, from the 1800s to 1930s. African art, mainly West African, includes masks, carved figures and objects, and plaques (ca. 13th, 16th-18th century and n.d.).
The artist series, the largest component of the collection, consists mainly of images of African-American artists active during the 20th century. Also included are some non-black artists who depicted people of African descent. The series consists of candid shots and group portraits of artists at work, posing with their work, or attending exhibitions and social functions. Also depicted are examples of artists' work, mostly paintings, drawings and sculpture. Among the artists represented are Benny Andrews, Richmond Barthé, Selma Burke, Elton Fax, Palmer Hayden, Al Hollingsworth, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Betsy Graves Reyneau, Augusta Savage and Hale Woodruff. Also depicted are Vertis Hayes's group of murals at Harlem Hospital titled "Pursuit of Happiness" (1937-1938).
The exhibitions series depicts the artwork displayed and the activities surrounding various exhibitions from the 1930s to 1980s. The series consists of group portraits and candid shots of artists, exhibition organizers, students, and museum patrons; installation shots; and publicity photographs of artwork used for exhibition. Of note is the group of publicity photographs of art displayed in "The Art of the Cameroon" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, New York (1985).
The organizations series consists mainly of reproductions of artwork and views of exhibitions organized by art organizations and centers for African-American artists, mainly from the 1930s to 1960s. Also depicted are group portraits of artists, and views of artists at work including a printmaking workshop. Noteworthy here is artwork created through the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (1936-1942); a group portrait of artists, including Gwendolyn Bennett, Elton Fax, Robert Pious and Augusta Savage, among others, who were WPA teachers at the Harlem Community Art Center (ca. 1930s); artwork created through the sponsorship of the Harmon Foundation (ca. 1930s); and artwork loaned for exhibition, as well as views of the fine art exhibition, at the World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal (1966). Also included are two portfolios of photomecanical reproductions, entitled "Sculpture by Richmond Barthé" (ca. 1942) and "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origins: Painted by Laura Wheeler Waring, Betsey Graves Reyneau" (ca. 1944), published by the Harmon Foundation.
- Andrews, Benny, -- 1930-2006.
- Barthé, Richmond, -- 1901-1989.
- Burke, Selma, -- 1900-1995.
- Fax, Elton C.
- Hayden, Palmer C., -- 1890-1973.
- Hollingsworth, Alvin C.
- Hayes, Vertis.
- Johnson, William H., -- 1901-1970.
- Jones, Lois Mailou.
- Lawrence, Jacob, -- 1917-
- Reyneau, Betsy Graves.
- Savage, Augusta, -- 1892-1962.
- Woodruff, Hale, -- 1900-1980.
- Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
- Harlem Community Art Center.
- Harmon Foundation, inc.
- African American artists.
- Artists -- United States.
- African American art.
- Art, American.
- African American painters.
- Painters -- United States.
- African American sculptors.
- African American women artists.
- Women artists -- United States.
- African American illustrators.
- Artists, Black.
- Art -- Africa, West
- Art -- Africa, Eastern.
- Art -- Exhibitions -- United States.
- Art -- Exhibitions -- Senegal.
- Art -- Societies,etc. -- United States.