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John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967

Catalog Data

Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
This microfilm collection consists of sketches, drawings, and five prints by African American artist John Thomas Biggers and date from 1940 to 1967. It includes studies for <em>Dying Soldier</em>, <em>Preacher Mural</em>, <em>Web of Life</em>, and other murals, as well as a family portrait dated 1948.
John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel 3027 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Dr. John Biggers after microfilming.
Related Materials:
The Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library holds the John Biggers papers, 1950-2001
Biography Note:
John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was an African American painter, muralist, and educator in Houston, Texas. He founded the art department at Texas Southern University in 1949, serving as director until 1983. Biggers also wrote Ananse: the Web of Life in Africa , published in 1962.
Language Note:
English .
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1981 by Dr. John Thomas Biggers.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art