What is Kerry James Marshall known for?

What is Kerry James Marshall known for?

Kerry James Marshall, (born 1955, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.), American painter and printmaker whose work examines aspects of African American culture in the United States. His unique images extend the grand traditions of history painting and populist vernacular imagery.

What kind of artist is Kerry James Marshall?


What painting by Kerry James Marshall was acquired by Tate Modern?

Untitled (London Bridge) was purchased by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the North American Acquisitions Committee with assistance from Bob Rennie in 2018 and is on display at Tate Britain as part of Walk Through British Art. Mark Godfrey is Senior Curator, International Art, Tate.

What subject is addressed in Kerry James Marshall's many mansions?

Many Mansions is the first in Kerry James Marshall's series of five large-scale paintings depicting public housing projects in Chicago and Los Angeles such as Rockwell Gardens, Wentworth Gardens, or, as in Many Mansions, Stateway Gardens.

Where is Kerry James Marshall from?

Birmingham, AL

What was the purpose for Kerry James Marshall's The Garden Project series?

Better Homes, Better Gardens is part of a series of paintings that Marshall calls the “Garden Project.” The paintings in this series portray scenes that suggest the complexity of life in low-income housing projects. They are rich in references to art history, social history, and Marshall's own personal history.

What influenced Kerry James Marshall?

Marshall was educated at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he received a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1978 and an honorary doctorate in 1999. As a student, he was greatly influenced by the African American social realist painter Charles White, a professor at Otis.

How old is Kerry James Marshall?

65 years (Octo)

What do you know about contemporary arts?

A reference to Contemporary Art meaning “the art of today,” more broadly includes artwork produced during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It generally defines art produced after the Modern Art movement to the present day. ... This genre of art does have its own approach or style that distinguishes it from others.

What is contemporary arts in your own words?

Contemporary art is the term used for art of the present day. Usually the artists are alive and still making work. Contemporary art is often about ideas and concerns, rather than solely the aesthetic (the look of the work). Artists try different ways of experimenting with ideas and materials.

Why is the Mona Lisa priceless?

The Mona Lisa's fame is the result of many chance circumstances combined with the painting's inherent appeal. There is no doubt that the Mona Lisa is a very good painting. It was highly regarded even as Leonardo worked on it, and his contemporaries copied the then novel three-quarter pose.