Hidden Heritage: The Roots of Black American Painting
Visual Arts • 51m
Directed by Andrew Piddington • Documentary • With David Driskell • 1991 • 52 minutes
David Driskell, the pathbreaking art history professor and artist, is the focus of HIDDEN HERITAGE: THE ROOTS OF BLACK AMERICAN PAINTING. He made it his life mission to trace the work of Black artists from the American Revolution to World War II, by placing the artists' individual achievements in the context of social change, abolition of slavery, Jim Crow laws, racial violence and segregation.
Driskell died in 2020 of complications from the coronavirus.
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