Virtual: Famous African American Artists

In honor of Black History Month, the Livingston Public Library presents an illustrated lecture by art speaker Suzanne Altman on some well-known African-American artists.

African Americans have left their mark on the art world since colonial times, although their contributions have often been overlooked. This slide conference highlights many of the most important painters, sculptors and photographers, many of whom are still active. Some of the artists included are Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, Faith Ringold, Betye Saar, Jean-Michel Basquiat and many more.

Their works often comment on the history of people of color and other marginalized groups in American society. Altman will highlight works such as Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series, Faith Ringold’s colorful quilts, and Kara Walker’s powerful silhouettes depicting brutal scenes of slavery.

Suzanne Altman is an art educator and art historian who has presented art and art history programs in various venues to adults and adolescents. She is also a painter who works in her studio and art school in Ossining, NY and exhibits frequently.

See his work on or on Instagram @artworkshudson

The program is open to everyone but registration is compulsory.

To register, please visit the Library’s calendar of events at where to go to

Registered participants will receive information on how to log into the Zoom chat room the day before the event.

This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of Livingston Public Library.

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