Comment if you know another artist that can produce fine art using crayons? Minnie Evans was notorious for drawing with anything on hand, including discarded window shades, book bindings, scrap paper. She also favored the use of Crayola crayons as she said “they are the best.” Come on @crayola ! Minnie Eva Evans was an African American artist who worked in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. Evans used different types of media in her work such as oils and graphite,
The only words I have to describe Mildred Thompson is that she was truly a renaissance woman. She was every woman; multi-talented, and mastering multiple disciplines. Where Science, and music and art are one. “Thompson, influenced by the abstract paintings of the early modernists such as Wassily Kandinsky, consciously turned away from the creation of representational imagery to fully focus her craft on the abstract, choosing to artistically interpret scientific and musical th
We celebrate Charles White. Never underestimate the power of exposing children to art early in life. White’s mother took him to the @artinstitutechi Art Institute of Chicago early in life. She also gave him his first set of oil paints at the age of 7. Did you know that Charles White was the contemporary of many of the Black artists that we’ve covered so far? Some of his closest friends were Harry Belafonte, Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and W. E. B. DuBois.
Leroy Campbell We salute Leroy Campbell. Nikki Taylor of Essence Magazine said that Leroy Campbell’s work is “riveting, stirring the soul and transporting the mind into dreams of our elders...” Mr Campbell uses newspapers and mixed media techniques to infuse his paintings with history... “tie[s] the past to the present...” Laura McCall for Pink Magazine He comes from a rich cultural background from the Gullah people of Charleston, South Carolina. His upbringing and experience
Clementine Hunter We celebrate Clementine Hunter. Ms Hunter was a folk artist. Ms Hunter was a not so modern day creative. She could do it all! She made some of the most beautiful quilts and tapestries that told stories of the buildings on Melrose Plantation where she live for most of her 101 years. Experts say that “Hunter made several quilts that were [very] abstract.” These abstract quilts matched her later abstract and impressionist paintings. She once said that “I just g