Tag: pioneering

South Africa: Learning From the Story of Pioneering South African Writer Sindiwe Magona

March 6, 2021
The African proverb, “Until the lion can tell its own story, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter,” speaks to the importance of telling one’s own stories. For a long time, African stories and realities were told by colonisers in ways that painted a picture of Africa as backward and uncivilised. It

Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix

December 26, 2019
In 1921 Coleman became the first black woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license, then barnstormed around the country thrilling audiences and inspiring later generations.Bessie Coleman in 1923. She learned how to fly in France after no pilot in the United States would give her lessons.Credit...George Rinhart/Corbis, via Getty ImagesDec. 11, 2019Overlooked…

Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93

November 5, 2019
He used a broom for the sense of speed and monumentality it imparted to his paintings. He hit on the idea as young artist living hand-to-mouth in Paris. Ed Clark at his home studio in Chelsea in 2014.Credit...Chester Higgins Jr./The New York TimesPublished Oct. 19, 2019Updated Oct. 21, 2019Ed Clark, an African-American abstract painter who…

Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93

November 5, 2019
He used a broom for the sense of speed and monumentality it imparted to his paintings. He hit on the idea as young artist living hand-to-mouth in Paris. Ed Clark at his home studio in Chelsea in 2014.Credit...Chester Higgins Jr./The New York TimesPublished Oct. 19, 2019Updated Oct. 21, 2019Ed Clark, an African-American abstract painter who…
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