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African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VIII

January 18 – March 10, 2001

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Press Release

Artists included in this exhibition: Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, William E. Artis, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Beauford Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Herbert Gentry, Palmer Hayden, William H. Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Betye Saar, Augusta Savage, Charles Sebree, Albert A. Smith, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Alma Thomas, Bob Thompson, Bill Traylor, James VanDerZee, Charles White, Ellis Wilson, and Hale Woodruff
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VIII, is Michael Rosenfeld Gallery's eighth annual exhibition in an ongoing series celebrating the vast accomplishments of twentieth-century African-American artists. This exhibition includes more than forty rare museum-caliber works and presents both representational and abstract art, offering a broad spectrum of artistic expression. Highlights include

extraordinary masterpieces of the Harlem Renaissance by sculptors William Artis, Richmond Barthé and Augusta Savage, as well as several recently discovered masterpieces by Romare Bearden, Beauford Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence and Archibald J. Motley, Jr.

This exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated color catalogue featuring statements by the seven living artists included in the exhibition: Benny Andrews, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Herbert Gentry, Betye Saar and Richard Mayhew.