(1899 - 1979)
Aaron Douglas was active/lived in New York, Kansas. Aaron Douglas is known for African-American genre painting, illustration, mural.
Biography Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas, who was born on May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas, is the American
artist perhaps most closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, and
for synthesizing formal and symbolic elements of African art with a
modern European aesthetic.
He studied at the University of
Nebraska, from which he graduated, as well as Columbia University
Teachers College. His artistic career began as an illustrator, working
in ink drawings.
In 1925, attracted by the presence of Alaine
Locke, philosopher and cultural critic, Douglas moved to Harlem, New
York to be part of Lockes' New Negro Movement. This movement expressed
African Americans' new pride in their African heritage, manifesting
itself in literature, song, dance, and f
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