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Mid 20th Century African American Art '' A peaceful Moment" C.1950
Located in London, GB
Mid 20th century African American Art '' A peaceful Moment" c.1950 Signed 'ISSERLIS' on reverse
Category

Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Paint

FUGUE Signed Original Lithograph, Music, Balloons, African American Art
By Hughie Lee-Smith
Located in Union City, NJ
Fugue is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph by the African American artist Hughie
Category

1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Pardner, 1943 Vintage African American Art, Black Artist, Painting, Pet Portrait
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
African American artists. This show included works by Romare Bearden, who was awarded Honorable Mention
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

EXODUS 28 African-American Art colorful abstract red orange green purple yellow
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
entered the University of Louisville to study visual art in his forties. He was the first African American
Category

1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Folk Art Mexican Girl Oil Painting on Burlap Charming Naive African American Art
By Jose Maria de Servin
Located in Surfside, FL
"primitive" by Western academia, such as Native American, sub saharan African or Pacific Island art (see
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

Folk Art Mexican Boy Oil Painting on Burlap Charming Naive African American Art
By Jose Maria de Servin
Located in Surfside, FL
"primitive" by Western academia, such as Native American, sub saharan African or Pacific Island art (see
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

Blue Crain Wall, by Noland Anderson, African American Woman in Blue
Located in Charelston, SC
gallery African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Smoke by Noland Anderson, African American Male @ Cigar Lounge Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Good Catch
By Dana Coleman
Located in Charelston, SC
Good Catch, 2020 Keywords: black art Black artist Black art gallery African american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

The House of Shango — African American artist
By Samella Lewis
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
historian, critic, curator, collector, and advocate of African American art has helped empower generations
Category

1990s Realist Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Girl With Chicken And Dog
By Lorenzo Scott
Located in Charelston, SC
Girl With Chicken And Dog black art Black artist Black art gallery African american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sisters Jumping Rope
By Lorenzo Scott
Located in Charelston, SC
Sisters Jumping Rope black art Black artist Black art gallery African american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'African Idol' — Mid-Century African-American artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
recognition. Kosh’s work is noted in the catalog Yet Still, We Rise: African American Art in Cleveland 1920
Category

1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

20th C. Figurative Abstract Painting Cleveland School African American Artist
By Beni E. Kosh
Located in Beachwood, OH
. Kosh’s work is noted in the catalog Yet Still, We Rise: African American Art in Cleveland 1920 – 1970 and
Category

20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Ox by Noland Anderson, Mixed Media Painting of Black Woman & Wildlife, Gold Leaf
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Animal Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

'Central Railroad' — Mid-Century African-American Artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
recognition. Kosh’s work is noted in the catalog Yet Still, We Rise: African American Art in Cleveland 1920
Category

1940s American Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, India Ink

Early 20th Century African American Southern Hand Stitched Quilt
Located in Barrington, IL
American Art, Antique African American Quilts, Vintage Raising Barn Quilt, Vintage Log Cabin Quilt
Category

Early 20th Century American Quilts

Materials

Cotton

'6th City Wire Works' — Mid-Century African-American Artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
the Sho Nuff Art Group, a collective of African-American artists, and Karamu House, a center for
Category

1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

The Ellington Finesse Effect by Noland Anderson, Black Male & Cocktail Jazz Club
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Play it on the B side by Noland Anderson, Vibrant Black Jazz Trumpeter
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

LE Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas : Transcendent Achievement Through Transfor
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Ink, Oil, Pigment

Untitled by Noland Anderson, Painting of Black Male Saxophonist with dreadlocks
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Abstract painting w/ collage & photographs, Black African American history
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
. It includes imagery that references African American history and cultural references on the Black
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

Blue Plate Special by Noland Anderson, Spirited Jazz & Dance in Oil on Canvas
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Abstract painting w/ collage & photographs, Black African American history
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
art world. Much of his work relates to his experiences as a Black African American man. He is a
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

SHOUT Signed Lithograph, Drawing, Black Church, African American Culture
By Samella Lewis
Located in Union City, NJ
, administrator, editor, filmmaker and collector and is renowned for her contributions to African American art and
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Pipe Dreams: African American collage painting w/ photographs figures, objects
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
work is held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Found Objects, Acrylic, Mixed Media

LE Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas : Transcendent Achievement Through Transfor
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Ink, Oil, Pigment

LE Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas : Transcendent Achievement Through Transfor
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Ink, Oil, Pigment

LE Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas : Transcendent Achievement Through Transfor
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Oil, Pigment, Canvas, Archival Ink

Abstract painting w/ photograph & collage objects, Black African-American artist
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

I See You Jockin FP
By Fahamu Pecou
Located in East Quogue, NY
Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris), Nasher Museum at
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Gatekeeper: abstract African American collage painting w/ Black figures, yellow
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
. His work is held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Leather, Acrylic, Panel, Fiberboard, Archival Paper

Skittles & Riddles: African American collage painting w/ Black figures, green
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
. His work is held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Leather, Acrylic, Panel, Fiberboard, Archival Paper

Biography of a Drive-By: wall sculpture by Black African-American artist
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
," the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Oct 2021 - Mar 2022. "Most of my works are supported by
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Found Objects, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Panel

Meditation on African Sculpture, mid-century figural abstract painting
By Beni E. Kosh
Located in Beachwood, OH
connected to the “Sho Nuff Art Group”, a group of African-American artists, and the Karamu House artist
Category

1950s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

African American Realist Oil Painting Baseball Outsider Folk Art Andrew Turner
By Andrew Turner
Located in Surfside, FL
the legacy of African American participation in the arts." Folk Artist, Outsider artist, Folk Art. His
Category

1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Acrylic

An American Civil War Era African American Southern Quilt From the Deep South
Located in Barrington, IL
repurposed into this beautiful folk art creation by African Americans in the deep south.   The backing of the
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Quilts

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Night Watchers: African American collage painting w/ Black figures, red pink
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
. His work is held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Leather, Acrylic, Panel, Fiberboard, Archival Paper

Grant Series Torn Paper Collage Painting African American Artist John Rozelle
By John Rozelle
Located in Surfside, FL
Harold A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art. Includes works by Benny
Category

1980s Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Laid Paper, Mixed Media

3-part painting construction by Black African American artist, w/ found objects
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Found Objects, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Glass, Wood

In the Nick of Time: African American collage painting w/ found objects & figure
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Uniworld Corporation; Sony
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Panel, Leather, Fiberboard, Found Objects, Acrylic

Every Time I Feel the Spirit: African American collage painting w/ figures, blue
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Uniworld Corporation; Sony
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel, Fiberboard, Leather, Archival Paper

LE Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas : Transcendent Achievement Through Transfor
Located in Charelston, SC
African american art African american artist African american painting African-american art African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Prints

Materials

Acrylic Polymer, Acrylic, Giclée, Canvas

Hero - African American Baseball Player, Boxer, Soldier, and Businessman
By Francks Deceus
Located in New York, NY
International Revue of African-American Art and The Village Voice, as well as being included in " 100 New York
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Contemporary Moroccan Rug with Modern American Colonial Style
Located in Dallas, TX
80618, new contemporary Moroccan rug with Modern American Colonial style. Displaying well-balanced
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani American Colonial Moroccan and N...

Materials

Wool

Vintage American Rag Runner in Stripe Pattern in Pink, Cream, Blue, Green, Red
Located in Barrington, IL
England region of the United State or African Americans in the Southern part of the Us in their quilts
Category

Early 20th Century American North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

BACKYARD Signed Lithograph, Black Couple, African American Heritage, Quilts
By James Demark
Located in Union City, NJ
acclaimed African-American art historian, Dr. Samella Lewis, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. After
Category

1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

THE FAMILY Signed Lithograph, Black Family Portrait, Collage, African American
By James Denmark
Located in Union City, NJ
THE FAMILY is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the African American artist
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

A Still Life
Located in Sheffield, MA
Bearden & Harry Henderson, A History of African-American Art (1993); Elsa Honig Fine, The Afro-American
Category

1960s Modern Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil

  • A Still Life
  • A Still Life
  • A Still Life
  • A Still Life
H 42 in W 30 in D 3 in
Africa - Collage Painting in Orange - African American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
African American artist Alvin Hollingsworth created an inventive and intriguing close-up portrait
Category

1980s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Fabric, Burlap, Wood, Oil

African American Woman artist Mailou Jones Cezannian Cote d'Azur cubist village
Located in Norwich, GB
If you are interested in African American Art and in Women in the Arts, I will certainly not need
Category

Mid-19th Century American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper

Black Angel - African American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
a realist style by African American artist Thomas Blackshear. Oil on canvas laid on board
Category

Early 2000s American Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

Art book: 30 Americans artists (hand signed and dated by Glenn Ligon)
By Glenn Ligon
Located in New York, NY
range of African-American art. Recent New York exhibitions inspired the Rubell family to mount an
Category

2010s Contemporary More Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper, Permanent Marker, Lithograph, Offset

"Cars, Buildings People" Contemporary Outsider Folk Art African American Urban
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
"Cars, Buildings People" Contemporary Outsider Folk Art African American Urban The painting
Category

1990s Outsider Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

African American Sitting Portrait
By Arnold Blanch
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
social-realist American life with mystical overtones and a child-like seeming style. He was also a
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'African Idol' — 1930s American Modernism
By Robert Vale Faro
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Robert Vale Faro, untitled (African Idol), serigraph, c. 1940, edition 6. Signed in pencil. A fine
Category

1940s American Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

African American Pine Burr Quilt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Exceptional African American pine burr quilt. All hand quilted and pieced. Found in Selma, Alabama
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Quilts

Materials

Textile

  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
H 75 in W 60 in D 0.25 in
Black Angel - African American Artist - Black Artist
Located in Miami, FL
a realist style by African American artist Thomas Blackshear. Oil on canvas laid on board
Category

Early 2000s American Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

Alabama Surreal Folk Art Oil Painting African American Woman, Flower Headdress
By Maltby Sykes
Located in Surfside, FL
" written on the stretcher verso It is a Surrealist Folk Art figure of an African woman oil painting on
Category

1960s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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African American Art For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate piece of african american art for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 26 Modern versions to choose from as well. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of african american art from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right choice in our collection of african american art for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, brown, beige and blue. Finding an appealing object in our assortment of african american art — no matter the origin — is easy, but Leonard Freed, Bernard Harmon, Jonathan Green, Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, lithograph and oil paint, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much is an African American Art?

A piece of african american art can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $3,000, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $75,000.
Questions About African American Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Some famous African-American artists include Horace Pippin, Augusta Savage, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, Sam Gillam, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley. Shop a variety of African-American art from some of the world’s top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    One of the key characteristics of African art is that it tends to emphasize emotion over realism, so pieces often don't closely resemble their animal or human subjects. In addition, traditional African artists tend to work in three-dimensional formats like sculptures rather than painting or drawing. Also, many pieces have a spiritual meaning to the creators and their cultures. On 1stDibs, shop a range of African art from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    African American quilting has roots in history during slavery and was a way for African American women to bond. The quilts themselves tell stories of history, teach lessons and are beacons of hope. Shop a collection of African American quilts from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The history of African-American quilting stretches back almost as far as the beginning of the United States itself. The craft began with slave women quilting on plantations and after emancipation, the tradition of quilting continued. Today, there are many African American quilters who are inspired by a number of different quilting traditions. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of African-American quilts from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    African art is painting, sculptures, masks or installations that originate from the African continent. Masquerade, metalwork, sculpture, architecture, fiber art and dance are particularly popular artistic expressions in Africa. Many of these art forms are defined by expressive individualism, an emphasis on the human figure and visual abstraction.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    African art is simply called African art. Sculpture, pottery, painting, rock art and other works of visual art native to Africa all fall under the umbrella of African art (performance art that originates in Africa will also be called African art). On 1stDibs, there is an exquisite range of African art to choose from.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Traditional African wooden art is a term that describes pieces made by artists in Africa using techniques that have been passed down through generations. Examples include masks, figurines and sculptures depicting human and animal figures. Find a collection of traditional African art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Carved African wood figurines were typically spiritual in nature and were primarily in human form. The wood figurines were carved using ebony, teak, mahogany and iron wood. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic African wood figurines from some of the world’s top sellers.