African Americans in the Visual Arts, Revised Edition by Steven Otfinoski

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She watched her father paint pictures in his spare time, but when she expressed interest in becoming an artist herself, her mother discouraged her. Browne graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950. Unable to get a teaching job, she worked for a year as a mail clerk at the National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Association in New York. A year later she returned to the South and got a job as a fine arts teacher at Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina.

Riggs, Thomas, ed. St. James Guide to Black Artists. : St. James Press, 1997, pp. 78–80. Walker, Rebecca. House and Home: Spirits of the South. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994. Buchanan, Yvonne E. (1956– ) illustrator, video artist, educator An illustrator of childlike whimsy, Yvonne Buchanan creates drawings and watercolors that have graced children’s books, American Express ads, and the editorial pages of some of the nation’s leading newspapers. She was born in New York City on November 14, 1956.

Trout, Victoria. Conjuring Bearden. : Duke University Press, 2006. Bey, Dawoud 23 Further Viewing The Art of Romare Bearden (2003). Homevision DVD, 2004. Bey, Dawoud (David Edward Smikle) (1953– ) photographer, educator One of today’s leading portrait photographers, Dawoud Bey captures the psychological makeup of his subjects in large-scale color photographs. Born David Edward Smikle on November 25, 1953, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, he knew he wanted to be a photographer after viewing the landmark exhibition Harlem on My Mind at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan at age 15.

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