Romare Bearden ("In the Garden")
The history of African American art dates back as far as the Colonial period and includes a rich and varied body of work. Artists have used a wide variety of styles and techniques ranging from textile arts to sculpture to mask making.
The University of St. Thomas Libraries have a wealth of information in print and online about the artists and their art. For a concise overview of the topic, head to Oxford Art Online for the introductory essay, "African American Art."