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
- Boy with Tire, 1952
- Waiting, 1956
- Reflection, 1957
Civil Rights Era
2017-2018 TERM 4: March-May
Gordon Parks (1912-2006): An African-American Photographer, Social Realism
- Willy Causey and Family, 1956
- Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (Police Brutality or any photo on this collection)
- A Harlem Family, 1967 (any photo in this collection)
Clementine Hunter (1887-1988): The Self-Taught Artist
Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see!