The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art

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This volume features a broad selection of outstanding works from this private collection. Eighty color plates illustrate the aesthetic legacy created by African American artists over more than 150 years. They represent pioneering landscape painters, modern artists, and outstanding artists first acclaimed during the 1930s and 1940s, and four outstanding art scholars examine the visual, social, and political contexts that influenced them. Dr.Evans contributes a personal statement about the joy he finds in collecting and his desire to advance the appreciation and knowledge of this rich heritage. Lacks an index. Oversize: 9.5x10.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Over 20 years, Dr. Walter Evans assembled a most impressive collection of art works by African American artists. This catalog to the traveling exhibition of a major portion of the collection provides a visual survey of significant artists from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries. (The international exhibition will be seen in this country at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.) More than 80 color plates show works arranged alphabetically by artist's name, followed by a section of succinct, well-researched artists' biographies. Preceding the plates are six essays related to the collection and the development of African American art. Tritobia Benjamin's introduction; the foreword by Barnwell, a MacArthur Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Evans's own "Reflections on Collecting" address the significance of the collection and how it came to be; three other scholarly essays focus on specific artists and their roles in art history. While not a textbook survey, this catalog documents an important aspect of American art in a broad and inclusive manner, and it is highly recommended for any library interested in art or African American studies.DEugene C. Burt, Seattle
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