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 John Anansa Thomas Biggers  (1924 - 2001)

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Lived/Active: Virginia/Texas      Known for: narrative mural painting-African-American subjects

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BIOGRAPHY for John Biggers
1924 (Gastonia, North Carolina)
2001 (Houston, Texas)


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narrative mural painting-African-American subjects

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Following are excerpts from The New York Times obituary, January 30, 2001, by Holland Cotter:

John Biggers, a painter, printmaker and sculptor known for his meticulous depictions of African and African-American life, died on Thursday at his home in Houston. He was 76.

The cause was a heart attack, said Carl Ards, Mr. Biggers's brother-in- law.

Mr. Biggers's art, often in the form of public murals, was grounded in the humanistic spirit and social reali (showing 500 of 13162 characters).

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