James Amos Porter
(1905 - 1970)
James Amos Porter was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Maryland. James Porter is known for figure-genre, portrait and still life painting.
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Biography James Amos Porter
The following was submitted by Coni Porter Uzelac, daughter of the artist.
JAMES AMOS PORTER: THE DEAN OF AFRO-AMERICAN ART HISTORY was born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 22, 1905. He was the youngest of seven children of John, a Methodist minister and Lydia Peck Porter. He received his early education in Maryland, and entered the public schools of the District of Columbia in 1918, graduating with honors in 1923 from Armstrong High School. Program notes from "Class Night Exercises, Class of 1923" list Porter as Class Treasurer, and report that he gave the Salutatory address.
He entered Howard University's School of Applied Sciences on an art scholarship in the fall of 1923, pursuing courses in painting, dr
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