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ID: 500015058
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500015058

 
Record Type: Person
Biggers, John Thomas (American muralist, 1924-2001)

Note: John Biggers was an African-American artist born in North Carolina who studied at Hampton University and Pennsylvania State. His style was born of the African-American figurative tradition. Biggers gained recognition as a muralist, however very few of these works survive.

Names:
Biggers, John Thomas (preferred,V,index,LC)
John Thomas Biggers (V,display)
Biggers, John (V)
Biggers, John Anansa Thomas (V)
Biggers, John T. (V)
John Biggers (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
muralist
sculptor
graphic artist
educator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Gastonia (Gaston county, North Carolina, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Houston Heights (Harris county, Texas, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Hampton (Hampton Indep. City, Virginia, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Houston (Harris county, Texas, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Biggers, John Thomas (I)

Biographies:
(American muralist, 1924-2001) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, sculptor, graphic artist, educator, muralist,1924-) ..... [BHA]
(American painter, educator, b.1924) ..... [BHA]
(American painter, sculptor, and muralist, 1924-2001) ..... [VP]
(artist, 1924-2001) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1924-2001) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Biggers, John ........ [GRL, MoMA, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Driskell, Two centuries of black American art (1976) p.196
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80080293
Biggers, John Anansa Thomas ........ [VP]
......................................................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 18 November 2004
Biggers, John T. ........ [VP]
.................................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973) 24
Biggers, John Thomas ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80080293
.........................................  Two centuries of Black American art (1976)
John Biggers ........ [MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
John Thomas Biggers ........ [VP]
.......................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, MoMA, VP]
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 18 November 2004
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973) 24
....................  Driskell, Two centuries of black American art (1976) p.196
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80080293
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80080293
....................  National Faculty Directory (1970-)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 138-139
.......... Two centuries of Black American art (1976)
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