David Driskell

Narratives of African American Art and Identity...

David Driskell the Scholar

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
Driskell, David; African American Visual Aesthetics & Postmodernism, Smithsonian Press, 1995
Driskell, David; Drewal, Henry, Introspectives: Contemporary Art By Americans and Brazilians of African Descent, California Afro-American Museum Association, 1989

Driskell, David; Lewis, David; Ryan, Deborah, Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America, Henry Abrams, Inc., 1987

Driskell, David, Contemporary Visual Expressions: The Art of Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Keith Morrison, William T. Williams, Smithsonian Institution, 1987

Driskell, David, Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, Art Museum Association, 1985

Driskell, David, Two Centuries of Black American Art; 1750-1950, Alfred Knopf, 1976

Driskell, David, Amistad II, Afro-American Art, United Church, 1975

Driskell, David; Atkinson, Edward, Black Dimensions in Contemporary American Art, New American Library, 1970

GENERAL ART SERIES
Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Museum, Talladega College, 1956 (catalogue)

Klee, Kandinsky and Other Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Museum, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, 1958 (catalogue)

Eight Young Printmakers, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1966 (catalogue)

THE AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN SERIES (monographs & catalogues, partial listing)
Mary B. Brady and the Harmon Foundation, Newark Museum of Art, 1989 (catalogue essay)

William T. Williams, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1985 (catalogue)

Claude Clark, Grand Oaks Gallery in Oakland, California, 1981 (catalogue)

Vincent Smith, Queens College Art Gallery, New York, 1981 (catalogue)

The Afro-American Collection, Fisk University, 1976 (catalogue)

The Rites of Color and Form, Fisk University, 1974 (catalogue)

Keith Morrison, Fisk University, 1974 (catalogue)

Peter Clarke: South African Artist - Poet, Fisk University, 1973 (catalogue)

Claude Clark, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1972 (catalogue)

Aaron Douglas, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1971 (catalogue)

Alma Thomas, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1971 (catalogue)

William Artist and Ellis Wilson, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1971 (catalogue)

Palmer Hayden, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1970 (catalogue)

The Fisk University African Collection, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1970 (catalogue)

Three Afro-Americans, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1969

Sam Middleton and Richard Hunt, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1968 (catalogue)

Elton Fax "Drawings from Africa", Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1968 (catalogue)

Jacob Lawerence, "The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series", Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1968 (catalogue)

Contemporary Trends in African Art, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1968 (catalogue)

John Rhoden and Walter Williams, Art Gallery, Fisk University, 1976 (catalogue)

INTRODUCTIONS WRITTEN FOR BOOKS (partial listing)
"From Painting To Painting As Sculpture: The Journey of Lilian Thomas Burwell," 1997

"I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," Pennslyvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1995

"Astonishment & Power," Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993

"James P. Ball," Garland Press, 1993

"Horace Pippin," Pennslyvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1993

"Modern Negro Art," Howard University Press, 1992

"Black Art: Ancestral Legacy," Dallas Museum of Art, 1989

"African American Artist, 1800-1987," Smithsonian Press, 1989

"Art of Black Americans in Japan," 1987 (catalogue)

"Black Women Artists, An Introduction," Forever Free, Illinois State University, 1981

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS PUBLISHED ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, 1976-1997 (partial listing)
"James Lesesne Wells," Washington Review, April/May 1993

"Denying Credit, An Incomplete Arts Curriculum," New Art Examiner, February, 1991

"Against The Odds: African American Artists and the Harmon Foundation," Newark Museum, 1990

"Art of Charles White," Christian Science Monitor, January, 1988

"Elizabeth Catlett, Black American Artist in Mexico," Christian Science Monitor, March, 1988

"Speakeasy" On Black American Art, New Art Examiner, September, 1987

"Black Artists and Craftsmen," Portland Review of the Arts, Spring, 1982

"The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series," Jacob Lawerence, United Church, February, 1982

"Walter Williams, Creator of the Constant Vision," An Ocean Apart: American Artists Abroad, Studio Museum in Harlem, 1982

The Legacy of Afro-American Art," New Art Examiner, June, 1980

"Myth and Ritual in Afro-American Art," Studio Museum in Harlem Publication (catalogue), 1978

"Bibliography of Afro-American Artists," American Quarterly, December, 1978

"Black American Artists, 1750-1950," Smithsonian Magazine, September, 1976

LECTURES AND VISITING ARTIST APPEARANCES, 1980-1997 (partial listing)
"Curatorial Perspective: The Influence of James A. Porter," Howard University Symposium, Washington, D.C., April, 1998

"African American Artists of the Harlem Renaissance and the African Legacy," M. H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA., February, 1998

"Seeing Art As A Important Legacy at Historically Black Colleges and Universities," Atlanta, Georgia, August, 1997

"Color Conscience: The Black Experience in Art," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, April, 1997

"Aaron Douglas: Singing a New Song of Heritage," University of Nebraska - Lincoln, February, 1997

"The Harlem Renaissance and the Crafts Movement," Museum of American Crafts, New York, January, 1996

"African American Art," Tennessee State University, February, 1996

"Contemporary Issues in African American Art," West Chester State University, February, 1996

"Reclaiming the Legacy: Sacred Spaces in African American Yards," Maryland Institute College of Art, April, 1996

"New Issues in African American Printmaking," The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, November, 1995

"The Hidden Heritage," Bowdoin College, February, 1993

"Henry O. Tanner, African American Expatriot in Paris," M. H. deYoung Museum of Art, San Francisco, January, 1992

"A Multicultural Education in Art: Diversity in Taste," San Fancisco Art Institute, August, 1992

"New Perspectives: African American Art," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February, 1991

"The Future Course of African American Studies: Art in The 21st Century," Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, April, 1991

Film Presentation: Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, "Hidden Heritage," April, 1991

Distinguished Scholars Series - Four Lectures in African American Art, "Historiography and Criticism," Howard University, Washington, D.C., Spring, 1991

"An Historical Review: African American Art," University of Kentucky Art Museum, September, 1991

"Black Art, Ancestral Legacy," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, February, 1991

"Icons and Idioms in African Art: Traditions and Trends," National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., February, 1990

"African American Icons: Art in Perspective," Loyola College of Baltimore, Maryland, March, 1990

"Contemporary Trends in African American Art," Detroit Institute of Arts, September, 1990

"The Ancestral Legacy in African American Art," Dallas Museum of Art, December, 1989
"American Artists of African Ancestry: An Overview," The Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, October, 1989

"Harlem Renaissance," New York State Museum, Albany, New York, Summer, 1989

"19th Century Afro-American Antecedents to the Harlem Renaissance," Marquette University, Fall, 1989

"An Entrepreneurial Approach to Collecting Afro-American Art," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Winter, 1989

"Artist of Honor but of Omission," Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, January, 1989

"The Arts and Times of the Harlem Renaissance," The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Winter, 1989

"Hidden Heritage," Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, Winter, 1988

"Using Afro-American Art as a Source in American History," Library of Congress, Winter, 1988

"Antecedents and Observations on the Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America," Bowdoin College, Summer, 1988

"Harlem Renaissance," High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, Summer, 1988

"Antecents: State of Black American Art," University of Arizona, Summer, 1988

"Black Aesthetics," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Summer, 1988

"Signs of the Times: Our Creative Dilemma," University of the District of Columbia, Spring, 1988

"Harlem Renaissance," Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Spring, 1988

"Sharing Traditions," Virginia Museum, Richmond, Spring, 1988

"Five 19th Century African American Artists," Hampton University, Spring, 1988

"Study in African America Realism," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, Spring, 1988

"Hidden Heritage: Revealing Afro-American Art," Toledo Ohio Museum, Winter, 1987

"Historical Perspective: Afro-American Art," Dartmouth College, Winter, 1987

"Harlem Renaissance," Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, Fall, 1987

"Culture and the Revitalization of the Arts in Harlem," New Orleans Museum of Art, Spring, 1987

"An Afro-American Perspective in Art and Afro-Brazilian Introspective," Salvador, Bahia, Summer, 1987

"A Retrospective Look at Artist Jacob Lawrence," The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Spring, 1987

"Cultural Activities Relating to the Revitalization of the Arts in Harlem," California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, Spring, 1987

"Art in Transition: Afro-American Perspective," Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, Fall, 1986

"Curatorial Duties: The Museum in Transition," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Fall, 1986

"Artists and Artistry of Our Hidden Heritage," Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Fall, 1986

"Harlem Renaissance Revisted," Baltimore Museum of Art, Spring, 1986

"Historical Overview: Afro-American Art as Seen In Hidden Heritage," California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, Spring, 1986

"Historical Perspectives in Afro-American Art," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Spring, 1986

"Other Gods, Other Places: Across the Color Line," Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, Winter, 1986

"Personal Reflections on the Arts of Alma Thomas," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Winter, 1986

"Perspectives of the Art of Sylvia Snowden, Joyce Wellman and Denise Brown-Ward," Center for Women's Art, W.P.A., Washington, D.C., Winter, 1986

"Afro-American Expressions in the 19th Century Art," Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Winter, 1986

"Choosing: Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Criticism, 1925-1985," Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois, Winter, 1986

"The Harmon Foundation," National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Winter, 1986

"Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, 1800-1950," Bronx Museum, New York, Winter, 1986

"Contemporary Afro-American Art," Haverford College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fall, 1985

"Black Artists of the Civil Rights Movement: 1960-1970," Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, Fall, 1985

"The Harlem Renaissance: A Bold Experiment in Cultural Affairs," A National Conference on the Visual Artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Pennsylvania State University, Fall, 1985

"The Historical Overview: Afro-American Artists of the 20th Century," Newark Museum of Art, Fall, 1985

"Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art 1800-1950," Bellvue Museum, Bellvue, Washington, Fall, 1985

"The Harlem Renaissance: A Contemporary Legacy," The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, Fall, 1985

"Historical Perspective in Afro-American Art," County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, Fall, 1985

"The Use of African Iconography in Afro-American Art," Dallas Museum of Art, Fall, 1985

"Turning Point, The Harlem Renaissance," Montgomery Alabama Museum of Art, Spring, 1985

"Toussaint L'Ouverture Series," Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Spring, 1985

"Five Nineteenth Century Black American Artists," Bowdoin College Museum, Spring, 1985

"Women as Minority Artists: The American Scene," Southeastern College Art Conference, Fall, 1985

"The Aftermath of the Harlem Renaissance," New Orleans Museum of Art, Fall, 1984

"Methods and Materials of Painting," University of California, Berkeley, Spring, 1982

"A Revisionist Approach to the History of American Art: Salient Omissions, Black American Art," University of South Carolina, Columbia, Spring, 1982

"Jacob Lawrence and His Contemporaries," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, Spring, 1982

"Physical Presence of African Artists in the New World, 1700-1900," Oakland Museum, California, Fall, 1982

"Black American Artists and Craftsmen, 1750-1950," Middleburg College, Vermont, Winter, 1981

"Five 19th Century Black American Artists," Metropolitan Museum, New York,Winter, 1981

"Black American Graphic Artists," Birmingham Museum, Alabama, Fall, 1981

"African American Women Artists," Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Fall, 1981

"Style and Form in the Art of Romare Bearden," Brooklyn Museum, New York, Fall, 1981

"The Role of the Black Artist in American Society," Virginia Museum, Richmond, Summer, 1981

"Art and Order, Life University System," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Fall, 1981

"A Select Study: The Black Image in American Art, 1700-1900," Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Spring, 1980

"The Black Presence in American Art," Mellon Scholar, Tougaloo College, Spring, 1980

"African Influences in the Architecture of Creole Louisiana," Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall, 1980

"Interpreting the Humanities in Afro-American Culture," National Conference of Black Museums, Washington, D.C., Fall, 1980

BIOGRAPHICAL AND SCHOLARLY CITATIONS
The International Review of African American Art, Hampton University, 1997

The New York Times, Art in Review, July, 1993

Upper Eastside Resident, July, 1993

Shelby Daily Star, October, 1993

Charlotte Observer, October, 1993

Maines Artist, (Maine Telegram), 1990

Art: African American, Samella Lewis, 1990

Artists in Maine, December, 1987

Art in Business, Sam Hunter, 1979

Art: African American, Samella Lewis, 1977

Who's Who in America, 1973-

Bibliography of Afro-American Artists, T.C. Dickerson, 1973

The Serif, 1970

Prints by American Negro's, (UCLA), 1967

The Black Artist Speaks, Samella Lewis, 1966

American Negro Art, Frederick Wright, 1966

American Negro Art, Cedric Dover, 1960

Who's Who in the Southeast, 1963-1970

Who's Who in American Art, 1959-Present

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