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Aaron Douglas

[African-American Harlem Renaissance Painter, 1899-1979]

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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Illustration of The Prodigal Son

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Building More Stately Mansions

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Into Bondage

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Portrait of Aaron Douglas, by Edwin Harleston

Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
4 works online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Georgia
Boy with a Toy Plane, 1938

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City
Biographical information

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Info about a 2007 exhibition: "Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist"

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Aaron Douglas at CGFA

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Dr Leslie and The Composing Room

Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK
Click "Gallery" at right to see works by Aaron Douglas

Biographical info from the African American World section of the PBS website

Presence Africaine

Rhapsodies in Black

The Harlem Renaissance (in German)  

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Aspects of Negro Life: Song of the Towers, 1934

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Aaron Douglas  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Artnet Magazine
Sahdji, ca.1925
Building More Stately Mansions, 1944

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance


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