I’ve had so many readers to ask me to implement the CM style with a more African-American presence. I’ve place it on the “list of things to do” and I’m finally getting around to it. When I asked which time period were my readers most interested in, the majority responded 20th Century. I decided to begin with this century, but I will add more as I go.

Please use this compilation however you like, but if you’d like a simple schedule; consider learning about each piece once a week. Also, please feel free to only use this list for artists and choose your own works. This is simply a guide but if you’d like it all planned out, you can use it as-written.


2017-2018 TERM 1: August- September

Palmer Hayden (1890-1973): The Original Harmon Winner


Aaron Douglas (1899-1979): The Father of Black American Art, Modernist Art


2017-2018 TERM 2: October-December

William H. Johnson (1901-1970): The Primitive Artist, Expressionist Art


Ellis Wilson (1899-1977): African-American Art


2017-2018 TERM 3: January-February

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000): African-American Art


Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999): African-American Art


Civil Rights Era

2017-2018 TERM 4: March-May

Gordon Parks (1912-2006): An African-American Photographer, Social Realism


Clementine Hunter (1887-1988): The Self-Taught Artist 

Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see!

Happy Teaching!