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African Americans in the Visual Arts, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Steven Otfinoski
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816078408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7840-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 704.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 280


Praise for the previous edition:
"...[an] interesting and valuable addition to the subject...well worth the purchase price..."—American Reference Books Annual

"Highly recommended."—Choice

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Revised Edition covers the rich tradition of African-American artists of the past with the best of today's contemporary artists. Each entry in this revised volume provides a brief biographical sketch of the artist, addressing the major achievements, events, and contributions of the artist's career. A general bibliography and subject indexes complement the insightful text. 

New and revised profiles include:

  • Amalia Amaki
  • Xenobia Bailey
  • Chakaia Booker
  • Frederick J. Brown
  • Renee Cox
  • Louis Delsarte
  • Leo Dillon
  • David Hammons
  • Spike Lee
  • Glenn Ligon
  • Eugene J. Martin
  • Keith Morrison
  • James E. Ransome
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Lorna Simpson
  • John Singleton
  • Rosie Lee Tompkins
  • Shawn Walker
  • William T. Williams
  • Fred Wilson
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Steven Otfinoski holds a B.A. in literature from Antioch College in Ohio. He has a special interest in the accomplishments of African Americans and has authored biographies of Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, and Scott Joplin. For Facts On File, he has written Latinos in the Arts in the A to Z of Latino Americans set.

Reviews and Awards

"...valuable...in a wide range of high-school, public, and academic libraries."


"...well worth the purchase price, especially due to the...reputation of the publisher for producing noteworthy reference materials."

American Reference Books Annual

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