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Black Artists: A Research Guide: Home

Highlighting key resources for accessing and utilizing tools for researching black visual artists. Guide by Tammi Lawson & Miguel Rosales.

Curator, Art & Artifacts Division

Welcome!!! This guide provides an introduction to resources available at the New York Public Library for researching Black artists.

As you begin your search it is most important that you know the correct spelling of the artist's last name, and/or possible variations, and at least the first initial of their first name. This is especially helpful when researching lesser-known artists.

Consult some of the best sources for finding an artist's preferred name:

Supervising Librarian

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Miguel Rosales
Art & Artifacts Division
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture