(1887 - 1969)
James Vernon Herring was active/lived in District Of Columbia, South Carolina. James Herring is known for portrait, genre and landscape painting.
Biography James Herring
A leading figure in the development of African American art both academically and commercially, James Herring employed the curatorial process to define African American art at a time when the subject was neglected—or worse—dismissed altogether. Between 1943 and 1961 in a deeply segregated Washington, D.C., the Barnett Aden Gallery, co-founded by Herring and his partner Alonzo J. Aden, offered a space for black artists to exhibit their work during the difficult years between the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s-1930s and the Black Movement of the 1960s. Herring also mentored aspiring artists at Howard University, where he established an art department and gallery. Though very active in the Washington art scene, Herring never forgot his Southe
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