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The Harlem Renaissance: Art

English 2, Period 3

Diona Ho

on 3 July 2014

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By: Diona Ho, Stephen Huang, Vicky Li, Candy Qiu, Kevin Vine, Isabella W-Mz
The Harlem Renaissance: Art
Background Information
Aaron Douglas
(May 26, 1899-February 2, 1979)

Lois Mailou Jones
(November 3, 1905-June 9, 1998)
also known as "The New Negro Movement"
instilled a sense of racial pride among artists, musicians, and writers
black artists worked, despite absurdly limited opportunities for mainstream exposure
personal and political expressions of African Americans were expressed through art
art addressed the issue of racial equality
African Americans were encouraged to celebrate their heritage
artists played a key role in creating depictions of the new cultural movement
Born in Topeka, Kansas
Painter in geometric design
Influenced by jazz music and folk traditions
Attended University of Nebraska and received a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts Degree)
used nightlife in Harlem as inspiration
most sought-after African American book illustrator and cover designer
Started on texiles earning her master degree
Formed an art department at the Palmer Memorial Institute
She was the first African American to break the segregation of art
Time Line of the Harlem Renaissance
At a Public Library in New York, African-American art is shown
The Harmon Foundation, which promotes African-American art, is created
The first annual art exhibition by Harmon Foundation is shown at a public library, along with an art show that is later shown in Chicago
In Washington D.C., the Harmon Foundation sponsers an art gallery
Aaron Douglas is asked to create murals for the University of Tennessee library
The College Art Association combines with Harmon Foundation to create a travelling art show

African American Art is shown at the Museum of Modern Art

Loïs Mailou Jones goes to Paris to study art
Whites gave serious attention to the culture of African Americans
heightened sense of pride in the black community
increased support for the civil rights movements
whites were ready to accept blacks as a subject for works of art
Jacob Lawrence

Interesting Facts
September 7, 1917 -
June 9, 2000
Influential in the
Late Harlem Era
Meta Fuller June 9, 1877-March 18, 1968
Problems of African Americans were dealt with by the use of literature, music, art and drama
Many of those who participated in the Harlem Renaissance were considered radicals
Opened up the world of art and literature to African Americans
Forced people of many cultures to look at prejudice and racial bias
Went to J. Liberty Tadd Art School
Went to Paris for oppurtunities in art
Worked with Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Met the activist Du Bois
Art was focused on slavery at first and later ideas of freedom
First African-American woman to win a federal art commission
Lois Mailou Jones Video
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