Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and is now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century. Thomas is best known for the “exuberant”, colorful, abstract paintings that she created after her retirement from a 35-year career teaching art at Washington’s Shaw Junior High School. (Wikipedia)
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who lived from 1907-1954 who is well-known for her self-portraits. She is also known for her paintings of Mexican artifacts and nature. Her work is considered surrealist. Surrealism is a movement in art and literature which looks to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind.
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Bisa Butler was born in New Jersey, the daughter of a college president and a French teacher. Butler’s artistic talent was first seen at the age of four, when she won a blue ribbon in an art competition. Bisa Butler was a high school art teacher for 13 years. She created a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai (Kenyan activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize). This portrait became the cover for the 2020 Time Magazine issue honoring the 100 Women of the Year.
This week’s artist:Kehinde Wiley, born in 1977, paints realistic portraits of African Americans in the context of Old Master paintings. He was commissioned in 2017 to paint of portrait of former President Obama for the Smithsonian, which has portraits of all the previous American presidents. To learn more about this artist, go to this link: https://kehindewiley.com/
Artist Arghavan Khosravi: Arghavan Khosravi is an Iranian-born American visual artist, and illustrator. She is known for her three dimensional paintings with works that cross between the traditions of European Renaissance and Persian miniature; with themes of freedom, exile, and empowerment. See more at: https://www.arghavankhosravi.com/
About the mural above: Eduardo Kobra is a street artist from Brazil. He makes kaleidoscopic portraits of leading international personalities who have fought in the name of peace. Kobra has said, “The street is a way to socialize, to have fun and also to protest against exclusion.” To see more of Kobra’s art, check out this link: https://www.eduardokobra.com/
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