Aaron Douglas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aaron Douglas

American artist

Date of Birth: 26-May-1899

Place of Birth: Topeka, Kansas, United States

Date of Death: 03-Feb-1979

Profession: painter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Aaron Douglas

  • Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1899 – February 2, 1979) was an American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator.
  • He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
  • He developed his art career painting murals and creating illustrations that addressed social issues around race and segregation in the United States by utilizing African-centric imagery.
  • Douglas set the stage for young, African-American artists to enter public arts realm through his involvement with the Harlem Artists Guild.
  • In 1944, he concluded his art career by founding the Art Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • He taught visual art classes at Fisk until his retirement in 1966.
  • Douglas is known as a prominent leader in modern African-American art whose work influenced artists for years to come.

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