0 10 Black History Artists Craft Great Collections

  • Art
  • by Hugh Smith
  • 04/16/2008

Augusta Savage, (1892-1962), sculptor and art teacher, was the first Director of the Harlem Community Art Center in New York City.

She studied at the Grand Chaumiere in Paris after receiving a Rosenwald grant in 1929. Savage also received a prestigious Carnegie Foundation grant.

Her works have been exhibited at...

  • The 1939 New York World's Fair
  • New York's Anderson Galleries
  • The New Jersey State Museum
  • New York's Schomburg Collection
  • The Societe Des Artistes Francais Beaux Arts in Paris

Our 10 black history artists hold the distinction of crafting great collections in the USA and around the world...

  1. Augusta Savage - sculptor
  2. Charles Alston - muralist, sculptor, and artist
  3. Dr. Margaret Burroughs - painter, sculptor
  4. Elizabeth Catlett - sculptor and artist
  5. Adele Chilton - Painter and artist
  6. Richard Hunt - sculptor
  7. Lois Mailou Jones - artist
  8. Dr. Samella Sanders Lewis – painter, graphic artist
  9. James A. Porter - painter
  10. William E. Scott - murals and portraits