Collected over 50 years by John and Vivian Hewitt, this exhibit includes masterworks by African - American artists, including Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Henry O. Tanner and Hale Woodruff. In 1998, Bank of America acquired this Collection, which visited 25 museums before arriving at its permanent home, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, in 2009. The Hewitt Collection of African - American Art is an assemblage of works that celebrates the expression and passion of 20 artists and two avid collectors.
All biographical notes and text are taken from The Hewitt Collection catalog, printed by Bank of America in 1999 and edited by Todd D. Smith.
Any additional information written by Caroline Manning with contributions by Monet Lockhart, Jaianna McCants and Alexys Taylor.