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African American Figurative Art

African Americans have a deep-rooted history in the United States, from the tragedy of slavery to the obtaining equal rights. African American artwork brings the struggles, the victories, and the day to day life of African Americans both present day and over the past two hundred years. From happiness to despair, all emotions can be found in African American paintings.

The beginning of African Americans’ history in America was slavery. Pieces like “Soul’s Flight” and “Soul’s Awakening” bring to light the plight African Americans suffered to become free. They inspire a sense of hope through bright colors. The patterns on the dresses depict old slave quilts, which were patterns to direct escaping slaves to the North. Paired with the flying birds in the background, these African American sketches scream freedom and a sense of liberation.

African American Figurative Prints

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Grandma and Me
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Every Woman
Fine-Art Print
26" x 28"
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This Too Shall Pass
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$125.99
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Sunday Best
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
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Grandma and Me
Fine-Art Print
22" x 28"
$29.99
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Anticipation
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
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Time Well Spent
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
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Fun in the Sun VIII
Fine-Art Print
10" x 10"
$13.99
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Rejoice!
Fine-Art Print
35" x 26"
$47.99
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Enchanting Keys
Fine-Art Print
32" x 29"
$74.99
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Flow
Fine-Art Print
24" x 34"
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Three Gatherers
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16" x 16"
$19.99
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Ethereal Grace
Fine-Art Print
30" x 32"
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Bebop
Fine-Art Print
13" x 16"
$26.99
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Playing Checkers
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20" x 16"
$18.99
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Whisper (24 x 34)
Fine-Art Print
24" x 34"
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Promise
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24" x 36"
$47.99
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Rhythm
Fine-Art Print
32" x 26"
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Madonna and Child
Fine-Art Print
14" x 19"
$19.99
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Beauty of Color
Fine-Art Print
28" x 25"
$32.99
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Jumping For Joy
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
$18.99
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Sit In
Fine-Art Print
18" x 24"
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Anticipation
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20" x 16"
$18.99
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Black Resurrection
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Artists like Steven Johnson and Keith Mallett move into the later influences that African Americans brought to the United States. Slick Jazz musicians are seen in the pieces “Bebop” and “Reflections”. Both African American paintings bring life to any space. They sing off the walls and play with beautiful shapes and contouring to put jazz music onto canvas.

Later pieces like “DJ Love” and “Girl in Pink” by Adam Perez bring casual hip hop culture to life. The bold colors and unique look of the paintings illustrates the modern view of hip-hop culture. From clubs to basketball courts, these paintings pop with real life situations expressed in a completely unique way.
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