Friday, August 17, 2007

Visual Artists and Artistry

(A reblog of Portrait of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, from Visual Artists and Artistry, Aug. 16, 2007)

Source: National Portrait Gallery (

Marjorie Evans, Coleridge-Taylor's half sister, had seen an oil painting of the composer as a child (1881) that is identical to the one that was on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London. (Quoted from Jeffrey Green and Paul McGilchrist, "Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: A Post Script." in THE BLACK PERSPECTIVE IN MUSIC (1986)).


Black artist, Malvin Gray Johnson, a North Carolina native, rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. His exhibition of oils, watercolors and drawings in 2002 at North Carolina Central University, was the first since his death in 1934.

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