Mildred Thompson

Mildred Thompson was born in 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1957 under the tutelage and mentorship of pioneering African American art historian James Porter. Thompson also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (1956), earned a Max Beckmann Scholarship […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT MARTHA JACKSON JARVIS

Martha Jackson Jarvis was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1952. She spent her early childhood in the south and moved to Philadelphia when she was thirteen. Jackson Jarvis studied her freshman year at Howard University where she benefited from the influence of artists such as Elizabeth Catlett and Lois Mailou Jones but later transferred to Tyler […]

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HE PROVED THEM WRONG — EDWARD MITCHELL BANNISTER

Edward Mitchell Bannister’s determination to become a successful artist was largely fueled by an inflammatory article he read in the New York Herald in 1867, that stated “the Negro seems to have an appreciation for art while being manifestly unable to produce it.” Ironically, less than a decade later, in 1876, Bannister was the first African-American artist […]

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NEWS WORKS BY DERRICK ADAMS

  Luxembourg & Dayan based in the Upper East Side is pleased to announce Interior Life, an exhibition of new works by artist Derrick Adams, curated by Francesco Bonami. Inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in every- thing,” Interior Life is a mediation on the intimate spaces […]

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CHARLES WHITE AT MoMA

“ART MUST BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE STRUGGLE” “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using […]

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