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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1934, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, ceramicist, draughtswoman, print artist, photographer, film maker. Figures, scenes with figures. Murals.

Camille Billops has a BA from California State College and an MFA from City College in New York. She settled in New York, where in ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 October 1887, in Boston; died 10 October 1967, in San Francisco.

Sculptor (including wood), draughtsman, watercolourist, print artist, lithographer, ceramicist. Murals, mosaics.

Sargent Claude Johnson had an unsettled childhood. At the age of ten he lost his father, at the age of fifteen his mother, and was raised first by an uncle, then by his grandparents, and finally in an orphanage in Worcester, Massachusetts. He moved to the Bay area in ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Bald Knob (Arkansas).

Painter, sculptor (including bronze), ceramicist, jeweller. Religious subjects, figures, animals. Murals, designs for stained glass, mosaics.

Starting in 1944, Carroll Harris Simms studied at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, the University of Toledo, and the Toledo Museum School of Art. He was the first African-American to graduate from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He went on to study at the Slade School of Art of the University of London, the Royal College of Art, London, the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, and the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. From ...