The Art & Activism of Marion Perkins: To See Reality in a New Light

The Art & Activism of Marion Perkins

To See Reality in a New Light

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ISBN10: 0883783460 ISBN13: 9780883783467 Contributors: Flug, Michael (Editor); Lusenhop, David (Editor) Publisher: Third World Pr Published: Oct 30 2013 Pages: 34 Weight: 0.46lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

The Art and Activism of Marion Perkins: "To see reality in a new light" edited by Julia Perkins, Michael Flug and David Lusenhof preserves the art of Marion Perkins (1908-1961), a self-taught sculpture who became one of the most important visual artists in the Chicago Renaissance. Now fifty years after his death, Perkins work has inspired a new audience of artists, art enthusiast and art historians to study the rich cultural history of Chicago's black artists and writers. This book includes commentary, photography and documents from the 2009 year-long exhibit held at the Chicago Public Library's Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Third World Press was pleased to partner with the Harsh Society on the production of this book, which will serve as the official archival record of the exhibit.On preserving the art and legacy of Marion Perkins"Through his art, Marion Perkins imparted social and political commentary on the injustices and challenges faced by African Americans during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. This catalogue is a tribute to the man and the exhibition "'to see reality in a new light' the Art & Activism of Marion Perkins," which marked the first comprehensive survey of his legacy and contribution to the landscape of American art." --Julia Perkins

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