|Name(s):||Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Extent:||1 print ; 31 cm x 58 cm|
|Abstract/Description:||Depicts a highly stylized image of a family, and includes African-inspired symbols and design elements typical of Biggers' work.|
Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker.
Artist's bio: Dr. John T. Biggers (April 13, 1924 - 2013 January 25, 2001), an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, teacher, and philosopher was born in Gastonia, NC. Biggers explored his own life and heritage through the study of art at the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), where his talent was encouraged and nurtured by instructor Viktor Lowebfeld. In 1943, Dr. Biggers' work was featured in the exhibition "Young Negro Art" at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Six years later he relocated to Houston and established the art department at Texas Southern University, where he served for more than thirty years. In 1957 he received a UNESCO fellowship enabling him to become one of the first African American artists to visit Africa. His work was profoundly influenced by this experience. Dr. Biggers retired from teaching in 1983 and devoted himself exclusively to art. His unique talent, passion, and intellect have helped to shape this history of African American art, and is work can be found in major collections worldwide.
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.|