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 Aaron Douglas  (1899 - 1979)

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Lived/Active: New York/Kansas      Known for: African-American genre painting, illustration, mural

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QUICK FACTS AND KEYWORDS for Aaron Douglas
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For
- 1899 (Topeka, Kansas)
- 1979 (Nashville, Tennessee)
New York/Kansas African-American genre painting, illustration, mural
Methods
* Illustration, Illustrator
* Murals of Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic or Paint
* Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
* Silhouettist

  
Media
* Charcoal
* Fresco
* Gouache
* Oil Paint
* Watercolor/Watercolour
* Wax

  
Styles
* Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)
* Realist, Realism, Representation, Naturalism

  
Subjects
* Black, African Culture, Figure, Genre
* Cityscape, City Views, City Scenes
* Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
* Genre, Human Activity
* History: Historical Figures, Sites, Events
* New York City
* Portraits
* Silhouettes, Silhouette Portraiture
* Still Life

  
Schools
* Columbia University Art Department, Student

  
Awards/Recognition
* Harmon Foundation Award
* Rosenwald Foundation Grant

  
Chronology
* Early 20th Century Before 1950
* Late 20th Century After 1950

  
Some Collections
* Evans-Tibbs Collections

  
Added Description
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
* Figure Specialty
* Genre Specialty
* Mural Specialty
* PWA, WPA, Public Works Project Participant

  
Ethnicity
* Black, African-American

  
Exhibition of Museum
* Harmon Foundation, Harlem

  
AskART - sample artwork by artist
A View of Harlem
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