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

"The Sugar Shack" (1971)

Painter Ernie Barnes was credited by many as the leader of the “Black Romantic” genre of art. This rhythmic piece was featured as the cover art for Marvin Gaye's 1976 album I Want You and also appeared in the closing credits of the 1970s sitcom Good Times. (Photo: Tamla Records)