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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.

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.

Mr. 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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About  John Anansa Thomas Biggers

Born:  1924 - Gastonia, North Carolina
Died:   2001 - Houston, Texas
Known for:  narrative mural painting-African-American subjects