A Brief History of Black British Art
Author(s): Rianna Jade Parker
Year published: 1 Oct 2021
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
Black artists have been making major contributions to the global art scene since at least the middle of the 20th century. While some of these artists of African and Caribbean descent have been embraced at times by the art world, they have mostly been neglected or have not received the recognition they deserve. Taking its starting point as the Windrush-era Caribbean Artists Movement, and considering and contextualizing the political, cultural, and artistic climate from which it emerged, this concise introduction showcases the work of 70 Black-British artists from the 1930s to the present.