John Anansa Thomas Biggers
(1924 - 2001)
John Anansa Thomas Biggers was active/lived in Virginia, Texas. John Biggers is known for narrative mural painting-African-American subjects.
Biography John Anansa Thomas Biggers
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.
Biggers's art, often in the form of public murals, was grounded in the
humanistic spirit and social realist narrative style of the 1930's and
40's. Over the years it grew increasingly emblematic, with figures and
architectural forms arranged in intricate patterns that suggested
quilts, African textiles and modernist geometric abstraction.
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