A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas by Olive Jensen Theisen

By Olive Jensen Theisen

John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) used to be an important African American artist who encouraged numerous others via his educating, work of art, work, and drawings. After receiving traditional paintings education at Hampton Institute and Pennsylvania country, he had his own and inventive step forward in 1957 whilst he spent six months within the newly self reliant state of Ghana. From this time ahead, he built-in African summary components together with his rural Southern photos to create a private iconography. His new method made him recognized, as his own discovery of African history slot in good with the growing to be U.S. civil rights move. he's most sensible recognized for his work of art at Hampton collage, Winston-Salem college, and Texas Southern, however the drawings and lithographs that lie in the back of the work of art have obtained scant realization - before. Theisen interviewed Dr. Biggers over the past 13 years of his lifestyles, and was once welcomed into his studio innumerable instances. jointly, they chose consultant works for this quantity, a few of that have no longer been formerly released for a normal audience.
After his demise in 2001, his widow persevered to paintings heavily with Theisen, leading to a ebook that's intimate and informative for either the student and the student.

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