Bibliography and Exhibitions
MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Creative Arts Center, Addis Ababa University.
Athens (OH). Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University.
March 31-May 3, 1980.
Unpag. exhib. cat., illus., biog. Text by Thomas J. Porte. 8vo, wraps.
SKUNDER in Context.
In: NKA: Journal of contemporary African art 11/12 (2000):81-85, illus. 4to, wraps.
New York (NY). Harmon Foundation.
Unpag. exhib. cat., illus. of Boghossian's paintings (watercolors and oils on canvas.) Wraps.
New York (NY). Merton D. Simpson Gallery.
New York (NY). Peg Alston Fine Arts.
Paris (France). Galerie Yvon Lambert.
Washington (DC). Howard University Gallery of Art.
Washington (DC). Howard University Gallery of Art.
Soundings: An Exhibition of Sculpture by ED LOVE.
September 14-November 26, 1986.
41 pp. exhib. cat., illus., portrait of artist, substantial biog., bibliog. Texts by Robert Farris Thompson and Monifa Atungaye. Also mention of James A. Porter, Elizabeth Catlett, Melvin Edwards, Richard Hunt, P'lla Mills, William Pajaud, Skunder Boghossian, Winston Kennedy, Winnie Owens-Hart, Malkia Roberts. 4to (31 cm.), stapled wraps.
Washington (DC). Nyangoma's Gallery.
SKUNDER BOGHOSSIAN: Weathered Scrolls.
Solo exhibition. [Review: Paul Richard, "Summoning Spirits from the Land," Washington Post (March 5, 1983):C2c; Eve M. Ferguson, "Highlight: African Abstract," Washington Post (March 11, 1983):D7.]
GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Contemporary Art in Africa.
London: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968.
173 pp, color and b&w illus. Collection of African artists working in Africa in the 1960s. Includes: Yemi Bisiri, Ovia Idah, Lamidi Fakeye, Ibrahim El Salahi, Skunder Boghossian, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Ben Enwonwu, Vincent Kofi, Valente Malangatana, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Twins Seven-Seven. [Review by E. Okechukwu Odita, Africa Report New York (January 1970):39-40; review by Frank Bowling, Arts Magazine, December 1968-1969.] 8vo (25 cm.)
BERLIN (Germany). Staatliche Kunsthalle.
Moderne Kunst aus Afrika.
June 24- August 12, 1979.
197 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and color illus. bibliog., biogs. Important early European exhibition of contemporary African art. Included: Ajaba Abdallah, Jacob Afolabi, Aloois Omari Amonde, Yemi Bisiri, Skunder Boghossian, Jimoh Buraimoh, Zuberi Chimwanda, Ibrahim el Salahi, Adebisi Fabunmi, Leonard Matsoso, Azaria Mbatha, Louis Mwaniki, Jinadu Oladepo, Ancent Soi, Albert Lubaki, Salih Mashamoun, Middle Art, John Muafangejo, Louis Mwaniki, Demas Nwoko, Rufus Ogundele, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Muraima Oyelami, Twins Seven Seven, Jak Katarikawe, Alphonse Kiabelua, Moké, Pilipili Mulongoya, Floribert Mwembia, Adeusi Mmatambwe, Simon Mpata, (Kiure) Francis Msangi, Hashim Mruta, Damian Msagula, Sam Ntiro, Ahmed Mohammed Shibrain, "Quadratmaker von Dar es Salaam," Kasper Henrik Tedo, Eduard Saidi Tingatinga, Tshyela Ntendu, Samba Wa Nbimba Nizinga, Samwel Wanjau, Tito Zungu, et al. 4to (31 cm.), wraps.
Black Shades 2 (March 1972).
Includes: Skunder Boghossian, Camille Billops, Leroy Clarke, Jeff Donaldson, Allen A. Fannin, Justin Georges, Richard Hunt, Ben Jones, Lois Mailou Jones, Valerie Maynard.
BROWN, EVELYN S., ed.
Africa's Contemporary Art and Artists.
New York: Harmon Foundation, 1966.
136 pp., illus., entries on countries, brief biogs. of artists. A descriptive compilation of over 300 artists in sub-Saharan Africa working in painting, sculpture, ceramics and crafts. Includes (among others): Martin Abossolo, Jacob Afolabi, Justus D. Akeredolu, Jimo Bola Akolo, Kofi Antubam, Yemi Besiri, Yussif Mustafa Billal, Edward Yaw Boakye, James Boateng, Skunder Boghossian, Rene Bokoko, D. Bomolo, Osei Bonsu, Arthur J. E. Bucknor, John Barbor Bulu, Mordecai O. Buluma, Miranda Burney-Nicol, John Olusegun Byron, Vasco Domingos Campira, Lawrence Mawolo Cassell, Christopher Chabuka, R. Chakombera, E. Chigwanda, Zebedee Chikowore, Chepas Chimbetete, R. Chinouya, Hassan El Hadi, Ibrahim El Salahi, Chukwu Enwonwu, Stephen A. Erhabor, Jacob Estevao, Augustine Okpu Eze, Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, T. Adebanjo Fasuyi, Seth Galeva Hasif Ishaq George, Edouard J. Gouveia, Naphtal Gumede, Pitias Gwinisa, Yusuf Grillo, Hassan El Hadi, Francis Halala, R. J. Ozege Hamilton, G. Hatugary, Phoebe Ageh Jones, Peterson Kareithi, Paul M. Karemo, Rosemary Karuga, Henry Charles Kazadi, Keita, Bouba Keita, Job Kekana, Mohammed Omer Khalil, Lazarus Khumalo, Kipindo, John Kisaka, Andrew Kiwanuka, Vincent Akwete Kofi, Tiamiyu Adebisi Kolawole, Amon Kotei, Henry Lumu, Valente Malangatana (as Malangatana Valente), Alphonse Moto, Pilipili Mulongoy, Sam Ntiro, Clara Ugbodaga Ngu, Esther Nhilziiyo, Aurelia Nibe, M. Nigoba, Siddig Abdel Rahman El N'goni, M. Noverume, Demas Nwoko, E. Okechukwu Odita, Rufus Ogundele, Simon Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Agboola Polarin, Gerard Sekoto, F. K. Sempangi, William Serumaga, Hussein Mahmoud Sharriffe, Abdeen A. F. El Shawafaa, Shafik Shawgi, El Omer Amin Shabir, Ahmed Mohammed Shibrain, D. Silugu, Panenga Simanga, Cornello Sinyoro, Ahamadu V. Sirleaf, Sam Songo, John Sowola, Ignatius Sserulyo, Sayed Suliman, Papa Ibra Tall, J. O. Ugoji (as Ugogi), E. Vanji, M. K. Vodzogbe, Solomon Irein Wangboje, Lucky Wadiri, Osman Abdullah Wagiall 4to (28 cm.), wraps.
CHAPEL HILL (NC). Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa.
December 19, 1999-March 26, 2000.
80 pp. exhib. cat., 24 full-page color plates, 24 b&w illus., notes, exhib. checklist of 40 works. Text by Michael D. Harris, with additional essay by Moyo Okediji. A mix of contemporary African American artists and African artists currently working in the U.S. or Great Britain. 14 artists including: Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Biggers, Skunder Boghossian (Ethiopia), Sokari Douglas Camp (Nigeria), Rashid Diab (Sudan), Jeff Donaldson, Yvonne Edwards Tucker, Amir Nour (Sudan), Moyo Ogundipe (Nigeria), Moyo Okediji (Nigeria), Ouattara Ivory Coast), Winnie Owens-Hart, Charles Searles, Al Smith. [Traveled to: National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, May 21-September 3, 2000; DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL, October 7-December 31, 2000] Sq. 4to (26 cm.), self-wraps. First ed.
COLEMAN, FLOYD WILLIS.
Persistence and Discontinuity of Traditional Perception in Afro-American Art.
Athens: University of Georgia, 1975.
Focus on African heritage and on artists whose work is influenced by African art and culture. Artists include: William Artis, Edward Bannister, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Skunder Boghossian, Ed Clark, James Cooper, Eldzier Cortor, Aaron Douglas, Robert Douglass, Robert Duncanson, William Edmondson, Meta Warrick Fuller, Henry Gudgell, Edwin Harleston, William Harper, Palmer Hayden, Rosalind Jeffries, Malvin Gray Johnson, Sargent Johnson, Joshua Johnston, Ben Jones, Lois Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Jim Lee, Hughie Lee-Smith, Edmonia Lewis, Samella Lewis, McLean's Slave, Evangeline Montgomery, Scipio Moorhead [as Morehead], Archibald Motley, J. W. C. Pennington, James Phillips, Gary Rickson, Augusta Savage, William E. Scott, Charles Sebree, William Simpson, Henry O. Tanner, Lovett Thompson, Jack Thurman, Neptune Thurston, William Walker, Eugene Warburg, Charles White, Hale Woodruff. Ph.D. Dissertation.
COLLEGE PARK (MD). Arts Program Gallery, University of Maryland.
Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian, and Victor Ekpuk.
February 12-May 12, 2013.
DAVIES, CAROL BOYCE, ed.
Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences and Culture.
3 vols. 1110 pp. Marked by a more than usual editorail indifference to the visual arts, entries of erratic quality and less than desirable levels of research or scholarship. Deborah Willis is alotted a bare handful of pages to cover the entirety of African American photography. The essay on African Diaspora Art was allotted 17 pages to cover a period of 35,000 years and makes a courageous attempt to do so. It is not supported by any entries on individual artists, and many of the artists mentioned are not in the index. The entry is also plagued with inexcusable misspellings of numerous artists' names. The essay on Diaspora photography is also beset by the requirement of inappropriate brevity; the author desperately spends most of the allotted space listing the names of a fairly subjective selection of photographers, some with birth dates, others not. Clyde Taylor packs his 2 1/2 page space allotment to cover Diaspora Film with as many names as possible and, understandably, still can find no room for the Black Audio Film Collective or other such experimental filmmakers, Other essays are depressingly vacuous - the essay on the Black Arts Movement, allotted 2 pages, spends only 31 lines on vague remarks about the movement which the reader is led to think is attributable to events that took place in the Nile Valley thousands of years before. What can you say about a book that devotes more space to rap and hip-hop than to Barbados. Not a book worth consulting? 4to (10.3 x 7.3 in.), cloth.
EGONWA, OSA D.
African art: a contemporary source book.
Benin City: Osasu, 1994.
218 pp., illus., bibliog. Artists include: Aina Onabolu; Benedict Chuka Enwonwu; Demas Nwoko; Clary Nelson Cole; Ben Osawe; Solomon Wangboje; Uche Okeke; Jimo Bola Akolo; Skunder Boghossian; Papa Ibra Tall; El Anatsui; Obiora Udechukwu; Afewerk Tekle; Oshinowo Kolade; Gani Odutokun; Ben Ekanem; Valente Malangatana; Nicholas Mukomberanwa; Nsikak Essien; Olu Oguibe; Jimoh Buraimoh, Gregory Maloba, Sam Ntiro 8vo, wraps.
FALL, N'GONE and JEAN LOUP PIVIN, eds.
An Anthology of African Art: the Twentieth Century.
Paris: Revue Noire Editions and New York: DAP, 2002.
407 pp., 500 color plates, 51 b&w illus., bibliog., index. Contents: Postulates and Convictions / Jean Loup Pivin; Geographical and Cultural Areas / Elikia M'Bokolo; Territory of Forms / Etienne Feau; Ritual Practices in Movement / Etienne Feau; Neo-Christian Folk Art in Ethiopia / Richard Pankhurst; A City of Boundless Expressions / Jean Loup Pivin; Birth of the Colonial Cities / Elikia M'Bokolo; Neo-Traditional Sculpture in Nigeria / John Picton - Ibrahim Njoya; Master of Bamoun Drawing / Alexandra Loumpet-Galitzine; Representation and Advertising / Till Forster and Benetta Jules-Rosette; The "Souweres" / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Coffins and Funeral Art / John Picton; Messenger Artists / Jean Loup Pivin; The Artist's Invention / Jean Loup Pivin; First Movements in the Belgian Congo / Jean-Luc Vellut and Sabine Cornelis; The 30s in Lagos, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; The Poto-Poto School, Congo / Joanna Grabski; The New Moderns of Ghana / Joseph Gazari Seini; The Oshogbo School, Nigeria / Sigrid Horsch-Albert; Modern Art at the Makerere University, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Two Schools in Zimbabwe / Yvone Vera; The Precursors of South Africa / Marylin Martin; The Daydream of a New Africa / Jean Loup Pivin; The Independence Movements: A Birth More Than a Rebirth / Elikia M'Bokolo; The First International Festival of Black Arts, Dakar, 1966 / Ousmane Sow Huchard; Cultural Policy in Senegal / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; The Black Caribbean School and the Vohou-Vohou Movement / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Period of Structuring in Makerere, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Zaria Art Society and the Uli Movement, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; Continuity and Rupture in South Africa / Marylin Martin and Gavin Younge; Doubt Sets In ... / Jean Loup Pivin; A Chiaroscuro Look at 15 Years of Independence / Elikia M'Bokolo; Teaching the Arts and Academism / Joazinho Francisco Ayi d'Almeida; Burkina Faso: From Social Art to Private Initiatives / Blaise Patrix; Zaria, Nsukka and the Lagos, Nigeria Arts Festival / Sylvester Ogbechie; Upheaval in East Africa / George Kyeyune; Art Training in Kenya and Tanzania / Sunanda K. Sanyal; Ethiopia: The Fine Arts School and the Socialist Revolution / Konjit Seyoun; Kitsch and Political Manipulation in Angola / Adriano Mixingue; Painting and Liberation Movements in Mozambique / Thierry Payet; "Resistance Art" in South Africa / Sue Williamson; Tradition and the 20th Century / John Picton; The Illusion at Interbreeding / Joelle Busca; Art and Style / Simon Njami; Past-Apartheid South Africa / Marylin Martin; Migrations and Convergences / N'Gone Fall; A Chronology of African Art Events. Large 4to (33 cm.; 12.7 x 9.5 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.
FREDERICK (MD). Tatum Art Center, Hood College.
Influences: Contemporary African and African-American Art.
February 1-March 1, 1989.
24 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Curated by Winnie Owens-Hart. Included: Gilbert Ahiagble, Abashiya Ahuwan, G. Arowogun, G. Bamidele, Skunder Boghossian, Dejo Fakeye, Agbo Folarin, Kwaku Ofori-Ansah, Twins Seven-Seven, Falaka Yimer, Barbara Bullock, William Harris, Winston Kennedy, Edward Love, David MacDonald, Winnie Owens-Hart, Malikia Roberts, Alfred Smith, and Edgar H. Sorrells-Adewale. 4to (28 cm.), stapled wraps.
GAINESVILLE (FL). Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida.
Continuity and Change: Three Generations of Ethiopian Artists.
January 23-April 29, 2007.
124 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Text by Heran Sereke Bhran and Shiferaw Be. Group exhibition. Includes three generations of Ethiopian artists. Approximately 60 works of art by 23 artists, including photos, and additional media and contextual materials. Included: Behailu Bezabih, Skunder Boghossian, Gebre Desta, Agegnehu Engida, Yohannes Gedamu, Tamrat Gezahegn, Desta Hagos, Ale Felege Selam Heruy, Tesfahun Kibru, Bekele Mekonnen, Geta Mekonnen, Salem Mekuria, Mesfin Tadesse, Luiseged Retta, Abdurahman Sherif, Bisrat Shibabaw, Elias Sime, Afewerk Tekle, Tibebe Terffa, Mesgebu Tessema, Esthetu Tiruneh, Elizabeth Habte Wold, Addisu Worku, Zerihun Yetmgeta. [Traveled to: Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, May 26-December 8, 2007.] 4to (12 x 9.2 in.), wraps.
GOLDEN, THELMA, ed.
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art.
New York: Abrams, 1995.
223 pp. exhib. catalogue, approx. 100 illus., 23 full-page color plates, bibliog., film and video program lists. Important compendium of writings on masculinity and race. Writers include: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., John G. Hanhardt, Elizabeth Alexander, Greg Tate, Valerie Smith, bell hooks, Ed Guerrero, Phillip Brian Harper, Isaac Julien, Tricia Rose, Andrew Ross, Clyde Taylor. 25 artists including: Emma Amos, Kenseth Armstead, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Nayland Blake, Skunder Boghossian, Mel Chinn, Robert Colescott, Renée Cox, Roy DeCarava, Aaron Douglas, Jean DeDeaux, Kevin Jerome Everson, David Hammons, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barkley Hendricks, K.O.S., Jacob Lawrence, Glenn Ligon, Carl Pope, Adrian Piper, Horace Pippin, Martin Puryear, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, James Vanderzee, Christian Walker, Jack Waters (video The Male GaYze), Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams, Pat Ward Williams, Fred Wilson and filmmaker Marco Williams ("In Search of My Father." [Exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.] [Exhibition reviews (among others): Ellis Cose and Peter Plagens, "Black Like Whom?" Newsweek (November 14, 1994):64+; Michael Kimmelman, "Constructing Images of the Black Male," NYT, (November 11, 1994):C1; Elizabeth Hess, "Visible Man," Village Voice (November 22, 1994):31+; Mark Stevens, "Black and Blue," New York Magazine (November 21,1994):68; Sandra Hernandez, "Approaching 'Black Male' Agitates L.A." LA Weekly (January 6-12, 1995):10; Jen Budney, "Black Male," Flash Art, February 1995: 91; Linda Nochlin, "Learning from 'Black Male,'" Art in America 3 (March 1995):86-91; Joe Lewis, "More 'Black Male' for L.A.," Art in America 83 (April 1995):25; Okwui Enwezor, "The Body in Question: Whose Body? ‘Black Male: Representation of Masculinity in Contemporary Art'," Third Text, no. 31, Summer 1995.] 8vo, stiff wraps. First ed.
GRABSKI, JOANNA and CAROL MAGEE, eds.
African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
206 pp., 12 b&w illus., appendix, index. Includes brief mention of dozens of artists interviewed by different authors or with whom various curators worked, but the interviews and other materials are not in this dry and rather disorgaized book. 55 artists are cross-referenced, but researchers will likely find no more than a name dropped in passing. 8vo (9.1 x 6.2 in.), cloth.
HAMPTON (VA). Hampton University.
The International Review of African American Art Vol. 20, no. 1.
This issue surveys Hampton University’s historic art and archival collections. Hampton was the first university to establish an African American art collection. Artists included: Joshua Johnson, Henry O. Tanner (4 works), Robert S. Duncanson, Edward M. Bannister, Charles Ethan Porter, William Edouard Scott, John Wesley Hardrick, Albert Alexander Smith, James Lesesne Wells, Augusta Savage, Aaron Douglas, Lois Mailou Jones, Ellis Willis, Malvin Gray Johnson, Archibald Motley, Jr., William Artis, Sargent Johnson, Hale Woodruff (2), Palmer Hayden, William H. Johnson (2), Jacob Lawrence (3), Charles White (2), Elizabeth Catlett (2), Beauford Delaney, Charles Alston, Samella Lewis (2), Joseph Gilliard, Persis Jennings, Claude Clark, John Biggers (3), Mose Tolliver, Felrath Hines, William Pajaud, Romare Bearden, Herman (Kofi) Bailey, Ed Hamilton, Charles Young, Nanette Carter, and Moe Brooker. Contemporary African-born artists include: Skunder Boghossian, Bruce Onabrakpeya, Ben Enwonwu, Ibrahim el Salahi and Akinola Lasekan. Archival photographs by white photographers Leigh Minor and Frances Benjamin Johnston; and photographs by Reuben Burrell. 4to, wraps.
HASSAN, SALAH M.
Creative impulses/modern expressions: African art today.
Ithaca: African Studies and Research Center, Institute for African Development, Cornell University, 1993.
In:: Creative impulses/modern expressions: four African artists: Skunder Boghossian, Rashid Diab, Mohammed Omer Khalil, Amir Nour:1-14; notes, bibliog.
ITHACA (NY). Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.
Blackness in Color: Visual Expressions of the Black Arts Movement (1960 to present).
August 26-October 22, 2000.
Exhibition in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. Artists included: Emma Amos, Nii Ahene ’La Mettle-Nunoo, Akili Ron Anderson, Ellsworth Ausby, Abdullah Aziz, Romare Bearden, G. Falcon Beazer, John Biggers, Camille Billops, Bob Blackburn, Carole Blank, Skunder Boghossian, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne. Viola Burley Leak, Carole M. Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Dana Chandler, Eldzier Cortor, Adger Cowans, Renée Cox. Pat Davis, Murry DePillars, Jeff Donaldson, David Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Miriam B. Francis, Reginald Gammon, David Hammons, Michael Harris, Gaylord Hassan, Frieda High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis, Linda Hiwot, Robin Holder. Jamillah Jennings, Lois Mailou Jones, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara J. Jones-Hogu, Charlotte Kâ (Richardson), Wifredo Lam, Carolyn Lawrence, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Valerie Maynard, Dindga McCannon, Geraldine McCullough, Muhammad Mufutau, Otto Neals, Malangatana Ngwenya, Ademola Olugebefola, Gordon Parks, James Phillips, Okoe Pyatt, Abdul Rahman, Faith Ringgold, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Betye Saar, Charles Searles, James Sepyo, Taiwo Shabazz, Lorna Simpson, Merton Simpson, Nelson Stevens, Leo Franklin Twiggs, Cheryl Warrick, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White, Emmett Wigglesworth, Grace Williams, William T. Williams.
Encyclopedia of African American Artists (Artists of the American Mosaic).
Westport (CT): Greenwood, 2009.
280 pp., b&w illus. and 8 pp. color plates, brief bibliogs. after biographical entries, short general bibliog., index. 66 artists included, some with full entries, some additional artists named in passing. Not remotely encyclopedic. Includes: Charles Alston, Olu Amoda, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, George Andrews, Herman Kofi Bailey, Edward M. Bannister, Richmond Barthé, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, John T. Biggers, Elmer Simms Campbell, George Washington Carver, Elizabeth Catlett, Sonya Clark, Robert Colescott, Larry Collins, Ed Colston, Achamyele Debela, Roy DeCarava, Gebre Desta, Buddie Jake Dial, Thornton Dial, Sr., Jeff Donaldson, Aaron Douglas, David Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Victor Ekpuk, Ben Enwonwu, Tolulope Filani, Sam Gilliam, Palmer Hayden, Alvin C. Hollingsworth, Charnelle Holloway, George Hughes, Richard Hunt, Wadsworth Jarrell, William H. Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Lois Mailiou Jones, Ronald Joseph, Byron Kim, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Cynthia Lockhart, Frank (Toby) Martin, Richard, Mayhew, Carolyn Mazloomi, Julie Mehretu, Archibald Motley, Wangechi Mutu, Barbara Nesin, Odili Donald Odita, Christopher Okigbo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Kolade Oshinowo, Gordon Parks, Thomas Phelps, Horace Pippin, Willi Posey (under Jones), Ellen Jean Price, Martin Puryear, Femi Richards, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Betye Saar, Augusta Savage, John T. Scott, Gerard Sekoto, Thomas Shaw, Lorna Simpson, Edgar Sorrells-Adewale, SPIRAL, Renée Stout, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Fatimah Tuggar, Obiora Udechukwu, James Vanderzee, Ouattara Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White, William T. Williams, Hale Woodruff. 4to (10.1 x 7.2 in.), boards.
KASFIR, SIDNEY LITTLEFIELD.
Contemporary African Art.
London: Thames and Hudson (World of Art Sereis), 1999.
224 pp., 106 b&w, 74 color illus., map, index. Artists include: Georges Adéagbo, Tayo Adenaike, Yinka Adeyemi, Adebisi Akanji, Sunday Jack Akpan, Dossou Amidou, El Anatsui, Chike Aniakor, Elizabeth Atnafu, Willie Bester, Skunder Boghossian, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jimoh Buraimoh, Sokari Douglas Camp, Achamyeleh Debela, Gebre Desta, Ibrahim El Salahi, Ben Enwonwu, John Goba, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Seydou Keita, Dumisani Mabaso, Tommy Motswai, Richard Ndabagoye, Iba Ndiaye, Ephraim Ngatane, Ngecha Group (collective), Elimo Njau, Lucy Njeri, Barthosa Nkurumeh, Francis Nnaggenda, Ouattara, Trigo Piula, Issa Samb, Chéri Samba, Saka Sangodare, Phuthuma Seoka, Ahmed Shibrain, Shine Tani, Fulai Shipipa, Yinka Shonibare, Penny Siopis, El Hadji Sy, Alfred Thoba, Obiora Udechukwu, Eunice Wadu, Sane Wadu, and many more 8vo (8.2 x 5.9 in.), wraps.
New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Artists in a Generation of Change.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1991.
204 pp., approx. 175 b&w illus., 18 color plates, notes, extensive bibliog., index. Important survey with new material. Includes nearly 150 artists of sub-Saharan Africa, primarily from Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Togo, and South Africa. Unique publication. Among those most active in the U.S.: Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Chike Aniakor, Skunder Boghossian, Acha Debela, Wosene Kosrof, Nii Ahene La Mettle-Nunoo, Bruce Onobrakpeya. Jean Kennedy's text on Oshogbo art mentions Jacob Afolabi, Rufus Ogundele, Adebisi Fabunmi, Muraina Oyelami, Jimoh Buraimoh, Twins Seven-Seven, Samuel Ojo, Ademola Onibonokuta, Tijani Mayakiri, Isaac Ojo Fajana, Yinka Adeyemi, Jinadu Oladepo, Gift Orakpo, and Middle Art. Other artists include Nigerians: Sunday Jack Akpan, Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae, Lamidi Fakeye, Agbo Folarin, Yusuf Grillo, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, Musa Yola, Akan Edet Anamukot, Yemi Bisiri, Buraimoh Gbadamosi, Saka, Sangodare Gbadegesin, Asiru Olatunde, El Loko of Togo, Oku Ampofo, Vincent Akwete Kofi and Christian Lattier (Côte d'Ivoire); Omar Al Shabu (Liberia); and Momodou Ceesay (Gambia); artists of Senegal: filmaker Ousmane Sembene, Mbor Faye, Alpha W. Diallo, Mafaly Sene, lba N'Diaye, Papa lbra Tall, Souleye Keita, Bacary Dieme, Ansoumana Diedhiou, Boubacar Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Ndaiye, lbou Diouf, Amadou Dede Ly, Cherif Thiam, Modou Niang, Amadou Seck, Badara Camara, Samba Balde, Daouda Diouck, Ousmane Faye, Mohamadou Mbaye, Amadou Ba, Boubacar Goudiaby, Bocar Diong, Diatta Seck, Amadou Wade Sarr, Mamadou Gaye. Artists of Ethiopia: Filmmaker Haile Gerima, Gebre Kristos Desta, Skunder Boghossian, Abdel-Rahmam M. Sheriff, Tewodros Tsige Markos, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Andela Haile Selassie, Acha Debela, Tesfaye Tessema, Wosene Kosrof, Falaka Armide, Seleshi Feseha, Alemayehou Gabremedhin, Elisabeth Atnafu. Artists of South Africa: Sidney Kurnalo, Louis Maqhubela, Julian Motau, Mslaba Dumile Geelboi Mgxaji Feni, Eric Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Winston Saoli, Cyprian Shilakoe, Lucas Sithole, Vumikosi Zulu, Tito Zungu. Artists of Sudan: Ahmed Shibrain, Amir Nour, Mohammad Khalil, Ibrahim El Salahi, Musa Khalifa, Mohamed Omer Bushara, Salih Abdou Mashamoun, and Mohammed Abdulla. 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.
African Painters in Paris.
In: Johannesburg Quarterly. 2 , no. 2 (1966):63-67.
Brief discussion of artists Martin Abbossolo Mwando (Cameroon); Charles Mwenze-Mungolo (Congo); Georgette Diallo (Cote d'Ivoire); Raoul Rabemananjara and Olive Rasamoely (Madagascar); Gerard Sekoto (South Africa); Skunder Boghossian (Ethiopia) (portrait of Skunder included), as well as several artists from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
LONDON (UK). Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa.
September 27-November 26, 1995.
319 pp., illus. in color and b&w. with a documentary section providing biogs., bibliog, and listing of art schools, collections, major movements and seminal exhibitions. Ed. Clementine Deliss; texts by Catherine Lampert, Clementine Deliss, Everlyn Nicodemus, Chika Okeke, El Hadji Sy, Salah M. Hassan, Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, David Koloane, Wanjiku Nyachae. Includes painting, sculpture, and theatrical installations by over sixty artists: Tayo Adenaike, Naiyla Al-Tayib, Ayo Aina, El Anatsui, Elizabeth Atnafu, Godfrey Banadda, Skunder Boghossian, Jerry Buhari, Achamyeleh Debela, Gebre Kristos Desta, Rashid Diab, Ndidi Dike, Erhabor Emokpae, Ibrahim El Salahi, Ben Enwonwu, Meek Gichugu, Girmay Hiwet, Jacob Jari, Souleymane Keita, David Koloane, Wosene Kosrof, Ezrom Legae, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Fabian Mpagi, Hassan Musa, Sam Nhlengethwa, Francis Nnaggenda, Amir Nour, Sam Ntiro, Gani Odutokun, Olu Oguibe, Chika Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Richard Onyango, Joel Oswaggo, Tayo Quaye, Issa Samb, Kefa Sempangi, Pilkington Sengendo, Muhammad Hamid Shaddad, Etale Sukuro, El Hadji Sy, Obiora Udechukwu, Sane Wadu, Osman Waqialla, Zerihun Yetmgeta, et al. [Traveled to: Malmo Konsthall, Sweden, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.] 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.
LOS ANGELES (CA). California African American Museum.
Between Two Worlds: The Alitash Kebede Collection.
June 14-September 2, 2007.
Exhibition of over 100 works. Included: Skunder Boghossian, Emilio Cruz, Richard Mayhew, Betye Saar, Alison Saar, Lezley Saar, Jacob Lawrence, James Vanderzee, Bob Thompson, and Todd Gray, plus many others.
LUBBOCK (TX). Museum of Texas Tech University.
Living With Art: Modern & Contemporary African American Art from collection of Alitash Kebede.
January 1-March 31, 2003.
Traveling exhibition of 75 works (painting, drawing, prints, sculpture) by 38 artists. Includes: Charles Alston, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Skunder Boghossian, David Butler, Nanette Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Ed Clark, Emilio Cruz, Melvin Edwards, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Maren Hassinger, Palmer Hayden, Richard Hunt, Bill Hutson, Lois Mailou Jones, Gwendolyn Knight, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Samella Lewis, James Little, Al Loving, Richard Mayhew, Tyrone Mitchell, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, Betye Saar, Alison Saar, Lezley Saar, Eve Sandler, Charles Searles, William Smith, Alma Thomas, Bob Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Charles White, Richard Wyatt, Richard Yarde. [Traveled to: Center For Contemporary Art, Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, October 1-December 31, 2003; Pritchard Art Gallery, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID, January 23-February 29, 2004; Smith Robertson Cultural Center, Jackson, MS, July 14-October 31, 2004; Stark University Ctr. Galleries, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, January 19-March 19, 2006; Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, June 3-August 27, 2006; Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, January 26-April 27, 2007; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May 31-September 2, 2007; Bermuda National Gallery of Art, October 8, 2007-January 4, 2008, and other venues.] 4to, wraps.
Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945.
London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2013.
240 pp., illus. Artists mentioned include: Georges Adeagbo, Romare Bearden, Alexander Skunder Boghossian, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Sokari Douglas Camp, Elizabeth Catlett, Le Groupe Amos, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Ernest Mancoba, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Wangechi Mutu, Wifredo Lam, Betye Saar, Gerard Sekoto, Twins Seven-Seven, Yinka Shonibare, Charles White, Hale Woodruff. 8vo, wraps.
MUNICH (Germany). Museum Villa Stuck; Haus der Kulturen der Welt and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994.
February 10-May 5, 2001.
496 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and color illus., map. Ground-breaking exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor; texts by co-curators Rory Bester, Lauri Firstenberg, Chika Okeke, Mark Nash. Approximately 50 artists. Includes: Georges Adéagbo, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, Skunder Boghossian, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Ernest Cole, Gebre Kristos Desta, Uzo Egonu, Ibrahim El Salahi, Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae, Touhami Ennadre, Ben Enwonwu, Dumile Feni, Samuel Fosso, Kamala Ishaq, Kaswende, Seydou Keita, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Sidney Kumalo, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Moshekwa Langa, Ernest Mancoba, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa, John Ndevasia Muafangejo, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Iba N'diaye, Malangatana Ngwenya, Amir Nour, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Antonio Olé, Ben Osawe, Ouattara, Ricardo Rangel, Gerard Sekoto, Twins Seven-Seven, Yinka Shonibare, Lucas Sithole. Pascale Marthine Tayou. (also traveled to Chicago and New York.) 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed
NASHVILLE (TN). Fisk University Art Gallery.
The Afro-American Collection, Fisk University.
64 pp. exhib. cat., illus., brief biogs., checklist of works by 63 artists in the Fisk University Collection as of 1976. Pref. by Robert L. Hall; text by David C. Driskell. Artists include: Skunder Boghossian, Ellen Bond, Jacqueline Bontemps, Michael Borders, Elizabeth Catlett, Claude Clark, Samuel Countee, Ralph Arnold, William Artis, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, G. Caliman Coxe, Allan Crite, Dante (Donald Graham), Jeff Donaldson, Lilian Dorsey, Aaron Douglas, John Dowell, David Driskell, Elton Fax, Wilhelmina Godfrey [as Godfrey Wilhelmina], Clementine Hunter, Louise Jefferson, Adrienne Jenkins, Wilmer Jennings, Palmer Hayden, Earl J. Hooks, Manuel Hughes, Ben Jones, Malvin Gray Johnson, Sargent Johnson, William H. Johnson, Ben Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Sam Middleton, James Miles, Keith Morrison, Roderick Owens, James Phillips, Stephanie Pogue, James Porter, Martin Puryear, Gregory Ridley, Leo Robinson, William E. Scott, John Scott, Albert A. Smith, Vincent Smith, David Stephens, Nelson Stevens, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Bill Traylor, Alma Thomas, Mildred Thompson, James Wells, Charles White, Benjamin Wigfall, Walter Williams, William T. Williams, Ellis Wilson, Viola Wood, Hale Woodruff and Charles Young. 4to (28 cm.), wraps.
NEW YORK (NY). African American Institute.
African Art Today: Four Major Artists.
May 14-August 13, 1974.
Exhibition catalogue. Includes Skunder Boghossian, et al.
NEW YORK (NY). African American Institute.
African Artists In America: an exhibition of work by 20 African artists living in America.
September 20, 1977-January 14, 1978.
9 pp., 16 b&w illus. and photos of artists, cover plate, biogs. Curated by Jane Wilder Jacqz. Text by Tritobia Benjamin. Group exhibition of 20 artists from eight African countries. Artists included: Selena Akua Ahoklui, Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Chike Aniakor, Skunder Boghossian, Alouine Cissoko, Acha Debela, Felix Eboigbe, Mohammad Omer Khalil, El Loko, Nii Ahene'La Mettle-Nunoo, Kiure Francis Msangi, Louis Mwaniki, Amir Nour, E. Okechukwu Odita, Kwaku Ofori-Ansah, Chief Oloruntoba, Gabriel Sunday Tenabe, Tesfaye Tessema. [Traveled to National Center of Afro-American Art, Boston, MA; Lauren Rogers Library & Museum of Art, Laurel, MS; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Milkin University, Decatur, IL; Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.] 4to (11 x 8.5 in.; 28 cm.), stapled wraps.
NEW YORK (NY). Alternative Center for International Arts.
Africa: Emergent Artists, Tribal Roots and Influences.
May 16-June 24, 1978.
30 pp. exhib. cat., b&w illus. Curated by Geno Rodriguez, with notes and an introduction by Robert H. Browning. Artists include: Arthur Carraway, Chief Z.K. Oloruntoba, Skunder Boghossian, Melvin Edwards, Amir I.M. Nour, Muhammad Omer Khalil, El Loko, Faith Ringgold, Paul Waters, et al. 8vo (8.5 x 6.9 in. 22 cm.), stiff wraps.
NEW YORK (NY). Studio Museum in Harlem.
Howard University Art Faculty.
Unpag. exhib. cat., 4 b&w illus. of work plus thumbnail sketches of the faculty with history of when they joined, what they teach, etc., exhib. checklist of work. Intro. by Edward S. Spriggs; statement by Jeff R. Donaldson. African American faculty included: Star Bullock, Tritobia H. Benjamin, Winston Kennedy, Lois Mailou Jones, Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Edward A. Love, Frank E. Smith, James L. Kane, Alfred J. Smith, Jr., Albert J. Carter, Skunder Boghossian, Kojo Fosu (Baiden), Jeff R. Donaldson. Sq. 8vo, stapled wraps. First ed.
NEW YORK (NY). Tribal Arts Gallery.
Contemporary African Art.
Group exhibition. Included: Iba N'Diaye, Skunder Boghossian, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Tesfaye Tessema. [Review: Carolyn Owerka, African Arts 18, no. 2 (February 1985):78.]
Memory Lines: Art in the Pan African World.
in: Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World Vol. 1, no. 2 (2000). The text explores the role and process of anamnesis in culture-making and identity formation in the works of three artists: Evangeline J. Montgomery, Ademola Olugebefola, Moyo Okediji. Numerous other artists mentioned in passing: Skunder Boghossian, Arthur Carraway, Houston Conwill, Acha Debela, David Driskell, Melvin Edwards, L'Mercie Frazier, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Mary Jackson, Roland Jean, Kofi Kayiga, Khadejha, Wifredo Lam, Carlyle Matthew, Nii Ahene ’La Mettle-Nunoo, Ken Morris (Sr.), Cheryle Riley, Sundiata Stewart, Jan Wade, Winsom. E-journal.
Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria.
Duke University Press, 2015.
376 pp., illus., list of illus., notes, index. 4to (10 x 7.2 in.), cloth, d.j.
PARIS (France). Galerie Yvon Lambert.
The Hidden Reality, Three Contemporary Ethiopian Artists.
Exhib. cat. Includes Skunder Boghossian. Text by Elizabeth W. Giorgis. 4to, wraps.
PLOSKI, HARRY A., ed.
The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the Afro-American.
New York: A Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1983.
1550 pp. Includes essay on The Black Artist. Gylbert Coker cited as art consultant. Many misspellings. Artists mentioned include: Scipio Moorhead, James Porter, Eugene Warburg, Robert Duncanson, William H. Simpson, Edward M. Bannister, Joshua Johnston, Robert Douglass, David Bowser, Edmonia Lewis, Henry O. Tanner, William Harper, Dorothy Fannin, Meta Fuller, Archibald Motley, Palmer Hayden. Malvin Gray Johnson, Laura Waring, William E. Scott, Hughie Lee-Smith, Zell Ingram, Charles Sallee, Elmer Brown, William E. Smith, George Hulsinger, James Herring, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff, Charles White, Richmond Barthé, Malvin Gray Johnson, Henry Bannarn, Florence Purviance, Dox Thrash, Robert Blackburn, James Denmark, Dindga McCannon, Frank Wimberly, Ann Tanksley, Don Robertson, Lloyd Toones, Lois Jones, Jo Butler, Robert Threadgill, Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow, Norman Lewis, Jimmy Mosley, Samella Lewis, F. L. Spellmon, Phillip Hampton, Venola Seals Jennings, Juanita Moulon, Eugene Jesse Brown, Hayward Oubré, Ademola Olugebefola, Otto Neals, Kay Brown, Jean Taylor, Genesis II, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, Randy Williams, Howardena Pindell, Edward Spriggs, Beauford Delaney, James Vanderzee, Melvin Edwards, Vincent Smith, Alonzo Davis, Dale Davis, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Gordon Parks, Rex Goreleigh, William McBride, Jr., Eldzier Cortor, James Gittens, Joan Maynard. Kynaston McShine, Coker, Cheryl McClenney, Faith Weaver, Randy Williams, Florence Hardney, Dolores Wright, Cathy Chance, Lowery Sims, Richard Hunt, Roland Ayers, Frank Bowling, Marvin Brown, Walter Cade, Catti, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Manuel Hughes, Barkley Hendricks, Juan Logan, Alvin Loving, Tom Lloyd, Lloyd McNeill, Algernon Miller, Norma Morgan, Mavis Pusey, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Thomas Sills, Thelma Johnson Streat, Alma Thomas, John Torres, Todd Williams, Mahler Ryder, Minnie Evans, Jacob Lawrence, Haywood Rivers, Edward Clark, Camille Billops, Joe Overstreet, Louise Parks, Herbert Gentry, William Edmondson, James Parks, Marion Perkins, Bernard Goss, Reginald Gammon, Emma Amos, Charles Alston, Richard Mayhew, Al Hollingsworth, Calvin Douglass, Merton Simpson, Earl Miller, Felrath Hines, Perry Ferguson, William Majors, James Yeargans. Ruth Waddy; Evangeline Montgomery, Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Gerald Williams, Carolyn Lawrence, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Frank Smith, Howard Mallory, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Nelson Stevens, Vivian Browne, Kay Brown, William Harper, Isaac Hathaway, Julien Hudson, May Howard Jackson, Edmonia Lewis, Patrick Reason, William Simpson, A. B. Wilson, William Braxton, Allan Crite, Alice Gafford, Sargent Johnson, William H. Johnson, William Artis, John Biggers, William Carter, Joseph Delaney, Elton Fax, Frederick Flemister, Ronald Joseph, Horace Pippin, Charles Sebree, Bill Traylor, Ellis Wilson, John Wilson, Starmanda Bullock, Dana Chandler, Raven Chanticleer, Roy DeCarava, John Dowell, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Daniel Johnson, Geraldine McCullough, Earl Miller, Clarence Morgan, Norma Morgan, Skunder Boghossian, Bob Thompson, Clifton Webb, Jack Whitten. 4to, cloth. 4th ed.
POWELL, RICHARD J.
Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century.
New York: Thames and Hudson, 1997.
256 pp., 176 illus. (including 31 in color), biog. notes, list of illus., bibliog. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.
POWELL, RICHARD J.
Black Art: A Cultural History.
London: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
272 pp., 192 illus. including 39 in color, biog. notes, list of illus., index. Revised and slightly enlarged from 1997 edition. 8vo, wraps. Second Revised ed.
RALEIGH (NC). North Carolina Museum of Art.
Far From Home.
February 17-July 13, 2008.
Exhib. brochure, illus. Group exhibition of work by 20 artists. Included: José Bedia, Skunder Boghossian, Achamyeleh Debela, Seydou Keita, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Youssef Nabil, Lorna Simpson, Renée Stout.
Skunder Boghossian and Mohammed Omer Khalil at the Contemporary African Art Gallery - New York.
In: Art in America (March 1994). Detailed discussion of two African-born artists working in the U.S.
Ethiopian artist Boghossian who left Ethiopia in 1955 to study in Europe, taught in France, Ethiopia, and at Howard University, from 1974 on.
Sudanese printmaker Mohammed Omer Khalil left his native Khartoum in 1959, studied in Italy and has lived and worked in New York since 1967. 4to, wraps.
RIGGS, THOMAS, ed.
St. James Guide to Black Artists.
Detroit: St. James Press, 1997.
xxiv, 625 pp., illus. A highly selective reference work listing only approximately 400 artists of African descent worldwide (including around 300 African American artists, approximately 20% women artists.) Illus. of work or photos of many artists, brief descriptive texts by well-known scholars, with selected list of exhibitions for each, plus many artists' statements. A noticeable absence of many artists under 45, most photographers, and many women artists. Far fewer artists listed here than in Igoe, Cederholm, or other sources. Stout 4to (29 cm.), laminated yellow papered boards. First ed.
ROCKFORD (IL). Rockford Art Museum.
An Inside View: Highlights from the Howard University Collection.
February 7-April 19, 2003.
Exhib. cat., illus., checklist of 90 works, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, dating from 1839 to 1996. Text by Floyd Coleman. Artists included: William Artis, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Skunder Boghossian, Elizabeth Catlett, Claude Clark, Eldzier Cortor, David Driskell, Aaron Douglas, Robert Duncanson, Meta Warrick Fuller, Sam Gilliam, Felrath Hines, Humbert Howard, Wadsworth Jarrell, Wilmer Jennings, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Norman Lewis, Ed Love, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Faith Ringgold, Augusta Savage, Charles Searles, Albert A. Smith, Alvin Smith, William E. Smith, Nelson Stevens, Lou Stovall, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Alma Thomas, Dox Thrash, Laura Wheeler Waring, James Lesesne Wells, Charles White, Hale Woodruff.
SAN FRANCISCO (CA). Bomani Gallery and Jernigan-Wicker Fine Arts.
Paris Connections: African and Caribbean Artists in Paris.
January 25-March 31, 1992.
56 pp. exhib. cat., 11 color plates, full-page, biogs. and exhibs. of 11 artists, notes, bibliog., index. Dual lang. texts in English/French by Lizzetta Lefalle-Collins, Simon Njami, Jeff R. Donaldson, Judith Bettelheim. Artists exhibited include: Mickael Bethe-Sélassié, Fode Camara, Jose Castillo, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Radhames Mejia, Barbara Prézeau, Alain Salevor, Ousseynou Sarr, Patricia Seznec, Victor Ulloa, William Wilson. Other artists are mentioned in the texts including: African and Caribbean artists: Bruce Onobrakpeya, Souleymane Keita (as Keia), Albert Lubaki, Tshyela Ntendu, Pétion Savain, Wifredo Lam, Skunder Boghossian, Andela Haile Selassie, Iba N'diaye, Papa Ibra Taal, Peter Clarke, Gerard Sekoto, Ibrahim El Salahi, Taj Ahmed, Valente Malangatana, Christian Lattier, Tiberio, Alphonse Moto, Bogolan Kasobane, Ouattara (as Quattara); Americans: Henry O. Tanner, Romare Bearden, Beauford Delaney, Herbert Gentry, Lloyd McNeill, Larry Potter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Houston Conwill, William T. Williams, and others. Sq. 4to (26 cm.), wraps. First ed.
SANTA FE (NM). Western States Arts Federation.
Withinsight: Visual Territories of Thirty Artists.
126 exhib. cat., biogs., exhibs., illus. for each artist. Texts by Benjamin Forgey, Keith Morrison. Artists mentioned or in the exhibition: John Robinson, Ed Love. Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Alma Thomas, David Driskell, Lloyd McNeil, David Stephens, Lou Stovall, Ken Young, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, James Phillips, Frank Smith, Edgar Sorrells-Adewole, Gerald Williams, Sam Gilliam, Skunder Boghossian, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Percy B. Martin, Carroll Sockwell, James Lesesne Wells. Sq. 4to, self-wraps.
SYRACUSE (NY). Everson Museum of Art.
Other Gods: Containers of Belief.
Washington, DC: Fondo del Sol, 1986.
64 pp. exhib. cat., 37 illus., 4 color plates, statements by all artists, checklist of exhibition. Texts by Rebecca Kelley Crumlish, David Driskell, Houston Conwill. Mostly wall sculpture and installation pieces. Roughly 35 artists including numerous women artists and artists of color: African American artists: Martha Jackson-Jarvis, John Outterbridge, Alison and Betye Saar, Joyce Scott, Skunder Boghossian. [Traveled to Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans.] 4to, stapled wraps. First ed.
WASHINGTON (DC). Corcoran Gallery of Art.
The Washington Show.
May 11-July 14, 1985.
126 pp. exhib. cat., 77 b&w illus., brief biogs., exhibs., and one illus. for each artist. Texts by Benjamin Forgey, Jane Addams Allen, John D. Antone and Cass Currier Vogt, Jane Livingston, Martha McWilliams, E. Ethelbert Miller, Keith Morrison, Rex Weil. Eight African American artists included in the exhibition: Skunder Boghossian, Yvonne Pickering-Carter, Sam Gilliam, Ed Love, Percy B. Martin, Carroll Sockwell, Lou Stovall, James Lesesne Wells. 4to, blue and grey illustrated wraps. First ed.
WASHINGTON (DC). Howard University Gallery of Art.
8th Annual Faculty Exhibition.
March 22-April 14, 1978.
46 pp., 39 b&w illus. including photos of artists and their work, statements by artists and others, exhibition checklist of 83 works. Artists include: Lila O. Asher (white artist), Michael Auld, Skunder Boghossian, Starmanda Bullock (Featherstone), Doris Colbert, David Driskell, Raymond Dobard, Kojo Fosu, Winston Kennedy, Ed Love, Winnie Owens, Malkia Roberts, Alfred J. Smith, Jr., Frank E. Smith, Edgar Sorrells-Adewale, Mildred Thompson, James Wells. Oblong 4to, stapled wraps. First ed.
WASHINGTON (DC). Howard University Gallery of Art.
American Art from the Howard University Collection.
Howard University, 2000.
Narration by Tritobia Benjamin. A selection from the collection at Howard University of over 4500 works. Includes primarily 19th and 20th-century (pre-1950) African American art. The works selected address one or more of the following themes: Forever Free: Emancipation Visualized, The First Americans, Training the Head, Hand and the Heart, The American Portrait Gallery, American Expressionism, and Modern Lives, Modern Impulses. A production on CD-ROM by Howard University Television (WHUT-TV), Howard University Radio (WHUR-FM) and Information Systems and Services.
Black artists include: William Artis, Edward M. Bannister, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Skunder Boghossian, Hilda Wilkinson Brown, Samuel J. Brown, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Allan Rohan Crite, Charles C. Davis, Aaron Douglas, David Driskell, Robert Duncanson, Sam Gilliam, Isaac Hathaway, May Howard Jackson, Malvin Johnson, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Edmonia Lewis, Archibald J. Motley, Lenwood Morris, Horace Pippin, James Porter, Faith Ringgold, John Robinson, Charles Sallee, Augusta Savage, Charles Sebree, William H. Simpson, Albert A. Smith, William E. Smith, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Dox Thrash, Laura Wheeler Waring, James Weeks, James Lesesne Wells, Charles White, Franklin White, Walter J. Williams, George L. Wilson, Hale Woodruff. CD-ROM
WASHINGTON (DC). National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts.
June 20-December 9, 2012.
352 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Text by curator Christine Mullen Kreamer. Group exhibition of approximately 100 objects that evidence the importance of the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars and celestial phenomena as rainbows and eclipses, as sources of inspiration in the creation of African art. Included: Areogun of Osi-Ilorin, El Anatsui, Skunder Boghossian, Garth Erasmus, Ben Enwonwu, Lamidi Fakeye, Romuald Hazoumé, Julie Mehretu, Kwesi Owusu-Ankomah, Gabra Sallase, Yinka Shonibare, Obiora Udechukwu, Sandile Zulu, et al. [Traveled to: Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, February 27-August 11, 2013; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 24-November 30, 2014.] [Review: Lonnae O'Neal Parker, "‘African Cosmos: Stellar Arts’ centers on science and human need to connect," Washington Post, June 19, 2012.] 4to (11.3 x 9.8 in.), boards.
WASHINGTON (DC). National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ethiopian Passages: Contemporary Art from the Diaspora.
May 2-December 7, 2003.
128 pp., exhib. catalogue, color illus., chronol., biogs. Texts by Elizabeth Harney, Jeff Donaldson (including discussion with Floyd Coleman), Achamyeleh Debela, and Kinsey Katchka. Debela's "Then and Now: The Arts in Addis Ababa," is a useful account of the history of the School of Fine Arts and Design from its inception in 1957 to its present situation under the aegis of Addis Ababa University. The exhibition includes 10 artists of Ethiopian descent, from across several generations, who have addressed issues of identity and displacement. Artwork ranges from painting, mixed media, photography and digital prints to ceramic and papier mâché sculptures, murals and on-site installations. Includes: Julie Mehretu, Elizabeth Habte Wold, Kebedech Takleab, Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, Aida Muluneh, Mickaël Bethe-Sélassié, Elizabeth Atnafu, Alexander Skunder Boghossian, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Achamyeleh Debele. Tall 4to (31 cm.), wraps.
WASHINGTON (DC). Parish Gallery.
HERBERT GENTRY and Friends.
July 18-September 14, 2008.
Group exhibition. Included: Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla, Skunder Boghossian, Romare Bearden, Nanette Carter, Ed Clark, Beauford Delaney, Herbert Gentry, Robin Holder, Bill Hutson, Lois Mailou Jones, Wifredo Lam, Richard Mayhew, Sam Middleton, Toni Parks, Vicente Pimentel, Larry Potter, Rachelle Puryear, Vincent D. Smith and Walter Williams.