Famous Artists and Artwork From the harlem renaissance
By Jack Brush
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a multi-talented artist who wrote poetry, painted, and was a well-known sculptor in Paris before she moved over to the United states. In this sculpture it shows a struggle from early life of an African american group of slaves.
Aaron Douglas did the best work with capturing the jazz era and was considered to be the most visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance. Douglas created numerous large-scale murals that portray subjects from African American history.
William H. Johnson painted rural scenes from his memories of growing up in South Carolina. In this painting it shows a family of four going to church and his paintings were famous during the Harlem renaissance
Jacob Lawrence was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He was known for making paintings of everyday life as well as epic narratives of African American history and historical figures. "The Builders" is a painting of african american workers, working hard to do the job they needed to do.
Bearden used personal memories, African-American cultural history, and literature as the topic of his artwork. He placed aspects of African-American life within the context of universal themes. He also used a lot of color to draw the attention of the viewers to certain things which was unique.
Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Winold Reiss used pastel painting to capture the look of Langston Hughes in this portrait. Langston used a type of poetry known as jazz poetry.
The French word gamin means “street urchin” and this sculpture was inspired by a homeless boy on the street. This sculpture helped Augusta win a scholarship to go to Europe which was a very big accomplishment for an African American sculptor.
This painting came from a series of works based on Pippin’s childhood memories. The painting looks as if it is beaten up but this was a technique Pippin used and it helped show his life as a child.
Men, women and children of all ages with many talents went to Vaudeville to preform. In this image it shows a young child singing who was most likely very talented.
In this image of a man that preformed in Vaudeville it shows his talents as a bass player which was a great talent from this time and it seems like he was one of a more talented performers judging from the way the image looks.
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