The African-American visual artists featured in this book are by no means a complete list of Black artists or Philadelphia based Black artists. There are countless Black artists and Philly artists who have made significant contributions to the arts.
The 1988 article (page 13) demonstrates the growing Black art market climate in the late 1980’s and we wished to get out in front of the curve at that time. To that end this book strives to showcase a few artists that enabled us to move ahead of the curve with black and white offset prints. Most of these artists have been a part of the October Gallery art family for decades. All are not originally from Philadelphia. Some are even from other countries. But they have either exhibited at one of our gallery locations or have been a part of the Philadelphia International Art Expo experience. This book highlights not all artists who have participated in our story, but specifically those whose art we published as black and white reproductions. Hence the title “Philly Art In Black and White”.
Philly Art In Black and White is the latest Art Book from October Gallery. The book is 8.5″ x 11″ with 222 pages printed in black and white on standard matte paper – softcover. Included are 35 black and white frameable fine art mini prints in the back of the book that can be cut out and framed – 8.5″ x 11″. These 35 fine art prints x $8.00 (retail price) = $280 value.
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Andrew Turner was born in l944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Andrew’s work has been widely acclaimed, with many solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions. He has taught art in grades K-1 2 in the Chester, Pennsylvania Public Schools and in correctional centers. Andrew Turner Artwork click here
Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists. See Bearden Artwork click here