Aaron Douglas1899-1979

Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington, DE

$10,000 toward the acquisition of a 1961 mural study by the painter for the museum’s permanent collection. A native of Topeka, Kansas, Douglas was a socially conscious artist who contributed to the visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance through his paintings, murals, prints and illustrations for progressive journals and books. He played a pivotal role in the shifting attitudes of African-American artists in New York who explored and celebrated their African heritage in their artwork.