From Library Journal
This book belongs on the art reference shelf of every major library. A revised and updated edition of the 1978 work Art: African American, it presents short biographies and illustrations of the work of 176 artists of African descent working in the United States from the Revolution to the present. The strongest section covers artists, almost all of them painters, working from 1865 to 1960. Descriptions of artists after 1960 are a jumble of thoughtful three-page essays and uninformative three-sentence citations. Because this scholarly but readable work will be the starting point for so much research, the lack of annotations in the bibliography and the overall variability in the quality of citations is a major disappointment. Despite these flaws, this will be the book to reach for when African American art reference questions arise. Recommended for fine arts collections.David McClelland, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
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"An absolute must for any art-lover interested in the subject matter. With this publication the professor emerita of art history provides a comprehensive overview of the work of Afro-American artists from the eighteenth century up to the present day. . . . Lewis found the material for her publication in public and private collections from all over the United States."--Artium