I wanted to feature African American Artists on my blog to encourage the art/art ed community to start searching/researching such artists to use as inspiration in their work or their classroom. Students need t see those who look like, live like, and experienced life like them. Great Art goes far beyond the old dead white guys most students are taught. We must make sure to share the art, artists, and stories of the African American community! I hope that those of you in the art room will use this time to explore the amazing work of those groups you might have neglected in the past.
Please use this as a jumping off point for learning more about the life & work of Delta Martin!
I included some questions that can be used as writing prompts or classroom discussion. I added some images by Kehinde Wiley to compare/contrast with the work of Delta Martin.