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Adam M. Thomas

American painter and filmmaker. A bodybuilder, gymnast and budding photographer in high school, Leslie served in the United States Coast Guard in 1945–6. He studied briefly at the Art Students League and then at New York University on the GI Bill from 1947 to 1949...


W. Jackson Rushing

American painter, sculptor, and photographer. His father, Nathaniel Pousette-Dart (1886–1965), was a painter and critic. Pousette-Dart grew up near Valhalla, NY, and moved to New York in 1936, where, as a self-taught artist, he had his first one-man show in 1941. He taught at the New School for Social Research (...


David Anfam

American photographer. He began serious photography in the early 1930s in New York as a member of the Film and Photo League (1932–5), a group that stressed its socialist commitment to documentary. This was reflected in his early records of Harlem and the Bowery but it was already counterbalanced by an approach that abstracted the subject, often through a concentration upon detail, the play of light and shade, or the inclusion of two-dimensional street signs....