Posts Tagged: murals

Realism, Symbolism, and Identity: The John Biggers Papers

In the late 1990s, as the long career of painter, sculptor, and university professor John Biggers was drawing to a close, the artist received letters from admirers commenting on his life’s work. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Biggers spent most of his career in Houston, Texas. There, he founded the Art Department at Texas…

The Art of Work in A Work of Art: The John Biggers Papers, 1950-2001

by Mashadi Matabane, Graduate Student in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, and Graduate Assistant to Randall Burkett, Curator of African American Collections in MARBL Sketch of Man Bent Over Picking Cotton,John Biggers Papers Dr. John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was a versatile American artist and art educator whose particular mix of murals and…