Until quite recently, American artists of African descent have gone largely unacknowledged by the mainstream. During the last half of this century, many have won belated but widespread recognition for the richness of their contributions to the art of America. From the landscape paintings of nineteenth-century master Edward Mitchell Bannister through the atmospheric abstracts of Alma Thomas to the bold portraiture of Frederick Brown, the forty-eight Knowledge Cards in this deck celebrate the lives and passions of a people. Each card features the work of an African American artist and a concise bio-graphical essay. Click on the small picture to see a sample card.
With paintings on one side and brief biographies on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! You’ll learn essential facts about the featured art and artists in this concise, stimulating compilation. Perfect for connoisseurs, art fiends, students, teachers, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and admiration, and to encourage you to learn more on your own. ISBN: 0-7649-0940-1; size: 3 1/4 x 4". Published with the National Museum of American Art.