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African-American Artists, 1929–1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Messinger, Lisa Mintz, Lisa Gail Collins, and Rachel Mustalish
92 pages
57 illustrations
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Sponsor's Statement
Director's Foreword

Lisa Mintz Messinger


Introductions: Lisa Mintz Messinger

Catalogue Entries: Lisa Gail Collins

1. Cultural Heritage and Identity
2. Faces
3. The South
4. The North
5. Religion
6. Labor
7. Recreation
8. War

Printmaking Techniques of the WPA Printmakers
Rachel Mustalish

July Hay, Thomas Hart Benton  American, Egg tempera, methyl cellulose, and oil on Masonite
The Bowery, Reginald Marsh  American, Tempera on Masonite
Cauliflower and Pumpkin, Lois Mailou Jones  American, Oil on canvas
Street in Kairouan, Tunisia, William Henry Johnson  American, Watercolor and graphite on paper
ca. 1932
Still Life with Fetish, Wilmer Angier Jennings  American, Wood engraving
Two Figures, David Ross  American, Woodcut
Hope for the Future, Charles Wilbert White  American, Lithograph
Self-Portrait II, Horace Pippin  American, Oil on canvas, adhered to cardboard
Self-Portrait with Hat and Pipe, Albert A. Smith  American, Lithograph
Robert Blackburn, Ronald Joseph  American, Lithograph
ca. 1937
Young Buck, Hale Woodruff  American, Woodcut
ca. 1938
Self-Portrait, Samuel Joseph Brown, Jr.  American, Watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper
ca. 1941
The Fortune-teller, Elmer W. Brown  American, Linocut
ca. 1940s
Kitchen Scene, Yellow House, Bill Traylor  American, Pencil and colored pencil on cardboard, American
ca. 1939–42
Going Home, Hale Woodruff  American, Linocut
Deserted House, Charles Henry Alston  American, Lithograph
ca. 1938
"Lovers", Ernest Crichlow  American, Lithograph
Sunday Morning, Dox Thrash  American, Drypoint
ca. 1939
Southern Barbecue, Raymond Steth  American, Lithograph
ca. 1940
The Photographer, Jacob Lawrence  American, Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
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Collins, Lisa Gail, Rachel Mustalish, and Lisa Mintz Messinger. 2003. African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [Exhibition, January 15-May 4, 2003]. New York [New Haven (Conn.)]: the Metropolitan museum of art Yale university press.