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ID: 500110570
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500110570

 
Record Type: Person
Douglas, Aaron (American painter and muralist, 1899-1979)

Note: Douglas was the leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. He was the first African-American artist to include African artifacts in his work as a way to demonstrate the continuity of African culture despite slavery.

Names:
Douglas, Aaron (preferred,V,index,LC)
Aaron Douglas (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
muralist
illustrator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Topeka (Shawnee county, Kansas, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Reiss, Winold  
..................  (American painter and architect, 1886-1953) [500012600]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Douglas, Aaron (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and muralist, 1899-1979) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American painter, 1899-1979) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Aaron Douglas ........ [GRL, VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 60
Douglas, Aaron ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
..............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 84165066

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n84165066
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Havlice, Index to Artistic Biography (1973)
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 60
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n84165066
....................  NY Times obit. 22 Feb 1979
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 21 January 2005
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