Photos from the members of the African American Realist Society. Find more photos like this on BLACK ART IN AMERICAOne of the saddest sights…Continue
1.) How would your art change if money was no object? 2.) Money is a huge concern for most artists. The primary reason being that it takes many years of training with very little support before one…Continue
There are many debates surrounding the belief that creativity can not be taught, nor can one learn to become a visual artist at school. Some artists proclaim that their talents are God given, as if…Continue
I prefer art that is beautifully rendered, technically sound, expressive, and informative, but neither sanitized nor heavily edited, and that’s why my interest lie primarily in Realism. I strive to create beautiful and realistic images of all people, but social and historical subject matter is very important to me. I also believe that the integrity of an artist can be measured through his sincerest renditions of the portrait and the figure.
Conveying meaningful and lasting images which can be clearly understood without interpretation is my primary objective from conception, additionally I prefer landscapes which offer an abundance of natural beauty, along with solitude found in the most remote places.
Edwin Boone is an African American Artist born in the city of Boston. He attended The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in the early 1970's before its transition to the NCAAA, where at a very early age he was introduced to contemporary art. Edwin studied Russian Academic Art in New York from 2004 until 2010. Edwin broadened his focus in 2010 to include French and Italian styles of Classical Realism among his studies. Edwin’s other interest include Social Realism, and African American Art.
September, 2004 to March 2010: Bridgeview School of Fine Arts, under Samuel Kudish.
June, 2009 to August 2009: National Academy Museum & School of Fine Art, Summer Workshop, under Sam Adoquei
January, 2010 to March, 2011: The Grand Central Academy of Art, under Josh Larock, Nicholas Hiltner, Sam Wisneski, and Jon deMartin. Summer Intensive Workshop, under Jacob Collins.
November, 2010 to February, 2012: The Art Students League, under Dan Thompson and Costa Vavagiakis
March, 2011 to present: Atelier Armetta, under Robert Armetta. Additionally,
Long Island Academy of Fine Art, under Dave Peikon.www.edwinboone.com
I got a call early in the morning from John Brathwaite. He was feeling down for several reason and I couldn't immediately discern what he was talking about, because our phone connection was not very clear. Eventually he directed me to an article in the New York Times about Mr. Merton D. Simpson who had died at age 84 on March 9, and is still lying in a funeral home, because the family can not raise enough funds to bury him. Mr. Brathwaite was at another funeral in New York while the New…Continue
Thorton Dial, Purvis Young, and Lonnie Holley in The Collection of Bill Arnett.
Some would say that in terms of Black art the works of these gentlemen are definitive of the Black experience in its most authentic form. I happen to disagree, but will concede that the combined talents of these men represent the articulation of a segment of our society that shares the African American experience plus its harsh realities, and transforms it into some of the most heartfelt expressions in the…Continue
NCANY honors 99 year old sculptress at annual conference
The New York Chapter of the National Conference of Artists (NCANY) presented its prestigious Black Art History Makers Award to 99 year old sculptress Inge Hardison, during its annual Arts & Cultural Conference, Connecting the Past to the Future through the Present.