Tags: African-American art

Artist Spotlight: Kara Walker

PopUp Painting’s  'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]

Artist of the week: Horace Pippin

PopUp Painting's 'Artist of the Week' is Horace Pippin. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American painter who worked in a naive style. The injustice of slavery and American segregation feature prominently in many of his works. The artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen, New York. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during [...]