TWO CENTURIES OF BLACK AMERICAN ART
David C. Driskell
Los Angeles, Ca. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976. Softcover. Brown pictorial wraps. 221 pp. 32 color, 115 bw plates. “Two Centuries of Black American Art”, the first major historical survey of the black contribution to American art history, includes more than 200 works by black artists, ranging from anonymous slaves to known artists of the mid-twentieth century. The premise was to acknowledge the work of black artists during the period of 1750 to 1950, whose contributions to American art had largely been neglected. Featuring over 200 works and 63 artists, the show included painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics, crafts and decorative arts. Essay by David C. Driskell. A standard reference and an important catalogue. Exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, the Brooklyn Museum.