Live from planet art / Rare live work videos of Augusta Savage (sculptor), Aaron Douglas (painter), James Latimer Allen (photographer), Richmond Barthe (sculptor) and Palmer Hayden (painter)
Augusta Savage, born Augusta Christine Fells (February 29, 1892 March 26, 1962) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts.
Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 February 3, 1979) was an African American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
James Latimer Allen (1907-1977) grew up in New York City during the Harlem renaissance of black culture. At the age of 16, he began an apprenticeship in photography. In 1927, Allen submitted his work for exhibition, gaining recognition among Harlem's cultural leaders and the Harmon Foundation. Allen photographed exhibition installations and individual artworks for the Harmon Foundation, and portraits of artists at work in the Harlem Community Art Center.
James Richmond Barthé (January 28, 1901 - March 5, 1989) was an African American sculptor known for his many public works, including the Toussaint LOuverture Monument in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and a sculpture of Rose McClendon for Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater House. Barthe once said that all my life I have be interested in trying to capture the spiritual quality I see and feel in people, and I feel that the human figure as God made it, is the best means of expressing this spirit in man.
Palmer C. Hayden (January 15, 1890 – February 18, 1973) was an African American painter. He painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a prolific artist of his era. Much of Hayden's influences came from the environment around him. He enjoyed painting, and used his time in Paris for inspiration. Much of Hayden’s work after Paris focused on the African American experience. He tried to capture rural life as well as urban backgrounds in New York City. Many of these urban paintings were centered in Harlem.
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