The Art of Black History

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  • Norman Rockwell
  • Marvin Gaye, Ernie Barnes
  • Barkley Leonnard Hendricks
  • Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
  • James Lesesne Wells
  • Charles Wilbert White
  • Marilyn Nance
  • Mary Edmonia Lewis
  • Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Amistad
  • Dindga McCannon
  • Malcolm X, Gordon Parks

"Sir Charles, Alias Willie Harris" (1972)

This painting by Barkley Leonnard Hendricks is described as "thoughtful and vigilant" by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where the piece is on display. "More than life-size, this imposing figure clearly signals 1970s fashion, pop culture, and the assertion of Black identity in the generation following the civil rights era." (Photo: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, nga.gov)