6 Black Artists You Should Know
To celebrate Black History Month, we are paying tribute to black artists from around the globe. Explore the artwork and legacy of Glenn Ligon, Billie Zangewa, David Hammons, Edmonia Lewis, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lorna Simpson in our new playlist !

Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) is hailed for her stunningly chiselled marble busts and figurative sculptures – with their elegantly coiled hair, elastic-like folds of drapery, idealised nudes with strong, robust builds. She was the first sculptor of African American heritage (of any gender) to achieve such fame and recognition.

Kirsten Pai Buick is the author of a highly distinguished book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject – about the sculptor acclaimed for her marble busts and figures that portray local people to mythical subjects, as well as deal with vital political narratives of the late 1800s.

Content produced by: The Great Women Artists

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On the agenda
podcast - 52:35
Kirsten Buick on Edmonia Lewis
By: The Great Women Artists
video - 16:55
Nathaniel Mary Quinn – The Forging Years
By: Our Choices
video - 15:32
Lorna Simpson: Waterbearer
By: Amor Sciendi
video - 9:28
A Conversation with Glenn Ligon
By: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
podcast - 43:00
A brush with… Billie Zangewa
By: The Art Newspaper
video - 2:45
David Hammons’s Bliz-aard Ball Sale
By: Arte