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Richard J. Powell
Cutting A Figure
Blues Aesthetic

In 2007 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin for a three year term. He studied at Morehouse College and Howard University before earning his doctorate in art history at Yale University. Along with teaching courses in the arts of the African Diaspora, American art, and contemporary visual studies,

Circle Dance
Conjuring Bearden
Beauford Delaney

he has written extensively on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, including such titles as Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (1991), Jacob Lawrence (1992), and Black Art: A Cultural History (1997 & 2002).His latest book, Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008), is about 19th, 20th, and 21st century portraits of peoples of African descent in paintings, photographs, graphic arts, and cinema. [ more about Professor Powell ]

Jacob Lawrence
To Conserve a Legacy
William Johnson
Black Art

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