|Name(s):||Pori Pitts, Aaron Ibn, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Genre:||Mixed media works|
|Extent:||1 print ; 28 cm x 26 cm|
Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker.
Artist's bio: Aaron Ibn Pitts is a fixture in the Detroit art community, being a lifelong resident except for a brief period during which he lived in Los Angeles and several years of travel in Africa and Europe. As a young aspiring artist he was inspired by time spent in the company of such giants of the Harlem Renaissance as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. Pitts studied at Los Angeles City College and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University. His work is intensely socio political. His art fits within a longstanding tradition of autobiography in African American art in which self portraiture is more an expression of the communal self.
Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
|Restrictions on Access:||©2014, Alabama A&M University. All images in Alabama A&M's Digital Collections are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode). In order to obtain high resolution images or rights to commercial use, please contact the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC, Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|