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John Biggers of Gastonia is the state's premier African American muralist. A Texas resident since 1949, he helped found Texas Southern's art department and taught there until he retired in 1983.
John Biggers, painter, sculptor, and the state's premier Afro-American muralist, is honored for his 55-year career by an exhibition of his works at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Victor Ekpuk's new mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art was commissioned to augment the museum’s expanded African art gallery. Rendered in white chalk on a black wall, Ekpuk's symbolic composition forms an abstracted figure wrapping long arms around the perimeter. The mural’s meaning reflects the current social-political climate in America, but can be interpreted several ways.
The author gives the life of Selma Burke (1900-1995) trailblazing Black female sculptor.