a look at

Black Artists

famous black artists

Visual art created by Black artists is incredibly diverse. It often serves as a vessel of expression that depicts the social, political, and economic realities of these artists’ experiences; but also acts as a form of powerful cultural protest.  Throughout history, the influence and impact of Black artists have regularly been disregarded and their talents, contributions, and achievements have not been recognized.

our list of famous black artists


Joshua Johnson (c. 1763 – c. 1824)


Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000)


Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988)


Kara Walker (1969 – Present)


Wangechi Mutu (1972 – Present)


Kehinde Wiley (1977 – Present)