Born and raised in Philadelphia, Howardena Pindell's interest in art developed at an early age. As a child, she began taking figure painting classes each Saturday and eventually went on to pursue an artistic education at Boston University, completing her BFA in Painting in 1965. Afterward, she received her MFA from Yale's School of Art and Architecture in 1967. Swiftly following her graduation she accepted a position at New York's MoMA in their department of Prints and Illustrated Books
Combining pointillism, abstract expressionism, and mosaic painting, Alma Thomas's vibrancy exudes through the scenes and images displayed throughout her work. Gaining attention for her art much later in life than most, she was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition during 1972 at the Whitney Museum in New York City.
Beginning her career as a performance artist, Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass notable style finds expression through a handful of mediums spanning painting, sculpture, sound, and video. She completed her B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2003 and finished her graduate studies at USC in 2011.
While first rejected by many critics for her conventional beauty, New York born-and-bred artist Hannah Wilke broke many boundaries for contemporary artists throughout the 1970s.
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