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date: 29 March 2020

African American art [Afro-American ; Black American]locked

  • Regenia A. Perry,
  • Camara Dia Holloway,
  • Christina Knight,
  • Dele Jegede,
  • Bridget R. Cooks
  •  and Jenifer P. Borum


Term used to describe art made by Americans of African descent. While the crafts of African Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries continued largely to reflect African artistic traditions (see Africa, §VIII), the earliest fine art made by professional African American artists was in an academic Western style (see fig.).

A version of this article originally appeared in Grove Art Online.

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