Philadelphia Inquirer | Mixed Media: At America's first art school and museum, Black artists forged a space of their own
As part of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s series “A More Perfect Union,” which explores the roots of systemic racism in America through institutions founded in Philadelphia, Dr. Synatra Smith and Zoe Greenberg examined the legacy of Black artists at PAFA.
Read the full article here to learn more about the lives of Moses Williams (1777-1825), Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), Horace Pippin (1888-1946), Dox Thrash (1893-1965), Ellen Powell Tiberino (1937-1992), Charles Searles (1937-2004), Moe Brooker (1940-2022), Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017), James Brantley (b. 1945), Quentin Morris (b. 1945), and Nannette Acker Clark (b. 1948).
Image: Charles Searles (1937-2004), Dancer, 1989. Acrylic on primed wood construction with hinged extensions, 96 x 72 x 12 in.