Sculpture news by members of National Sculpture Society.
A look at four contemporary African American sculptors working today: Sargent Johnson, Richard Blake, Ed Dwight and Ed Hamilton
Richmond Barthe was one of a handful of token African American students studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1924 through 1928. A decade later, he admitted that he was often singled out because of his race and not necessarily the quality of his work
Elizabeth Catlett’s sculpture stands as a testament to a life dedicated to visibility, voice, and justice for marginalized people. Bearing witness to the struggles, passions, and achievements of ordinary people, these figures, sculpted in wood, stone, marble, and clay; sometimes cast in bronze, are determined, resilient, regal, and celebratory.