Articles are by Richard J. Powell - professor of art and art history
at Duke University who specializes in American, African American and
They are excerpted from Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and
African American Experience, second edition. Edited by Henry Louis
Gates Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Arts and Crafts during the Colonial, Federalist, and Antebellum Years
Civil War and Post-Reconstruction Years
The Harlem Renaissance
Great Depression and World War II Years
Abstraction and Realism during the Postwar Years
Black Arts Movement, Abstraction, and Beyond
African American Art and Postmodernism
Articles include artists and selected works (thumbnails linking to
where they can be found on line).