Race and Racism in Nineteenth Century Art

Presently, Tanner remains the most widely and critically studied African American artist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while Duncanson, Bannister, and Lewis have received less scholarly attention and public ...

Race and Racism in Nineteenth Century Art

Race and Racism in Nineteenth Century Art

Painters Robert Duncanson (ca. 1821–1872) and Edward Bannister (1828–1901) and sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907) each became accomplished African American artists. But as emerging art makers of color during the antebellum period, they experienced numerous incidents of racism that severely hampered their pursuits of a profession that many in the mainstream considered the highest form of social cultivation. Despite barriers imposed upon them due to their racial inheritance, these artists shared a common cause in demanding acceptance alongside their white contemporaries as capable painters and sculptors on local, regional, and international levels. Author Naurice Frank Woods Jr. provides an in-depth examination of the strategies deployed by Duncanson, Bannister, and Lewis that enabled them not only to overcome prevailing race and gender inequality, but also to achieve a measure of success that eventually placed them in the top rank of nineteenth-century American art. Unfortunately, the racism that hampered these three artists throughout their careers ultimately denied them their rightful place as significant contributors to the development of American art. Dominant art historians and art critics excluded them in their accounts of the period. In this volume, Woods restores their artistic legacies and redeems their memories, introducing these significant artists to rightful, new audiences.

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Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Naurice Frank Woods Jr.
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Painters Robert Duncanson (ca. 1821–1872) and Edward Bannister (1828–1901) and sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907) each became accomplished African American artists. But as emerging art makers of color during the antebellum period, they experienced numerous incidents of racism that severely hampered their pursuits of a profession that many in
Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Naurice Frank Woods
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher:

The extraordinary struggle, achievement, loss, and reclamation of three brilliant African American artists of the 1800s
Race and Racism in Nineteenth-century Art
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Naurice Frank Woods (Jr.), George Dimock
Categories: African American artists
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

The extraordinary struggle, achievement, loss and reclamation of three brilliant African American artists of the 1800s.
Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux's Why Born Enslaved! Reconsidered
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Elyse Nelson, Wendy S. Walters, Caitlin Meehye Beach, Adrienne L. Childs, Rachel Hunter Himes, Sarah E. Lawrence, Iris Moon, James Smalls
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-07 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

A critical reexamination of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's bust Why Born Enslaved!, this book unpacks the sculpture's engagement with—and defiance of—an antislavery discourse. In this clear-eyed look at the Black figure in nineteenth-century sculpture, noted art historians and writers discuss how emerging categories of racial difference propagated by the scientific field of
Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy Robert Bernasconi, Robert Bernasconi, Sybol Cook
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

The 15 original essays in Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy explore the resources that continental philosophy brings to debates about contemporary race theory and investigate the racism of some of Europe's most important thinkers. Attention is devoted to the influence of the work of W. E. B. Du Bois,