The vibrancy of the Black Renaissance has left its lasting mark on Washington, D.C. To capture that spirit, the Library has asked three painters, working today, to allow us to reproduce their work on this site.
Mary Belcher, whose watercolor paintings capture locations in the city that are significant to the Black Renaissance.
Joe Holston, an artist who has studied with James Wells and whose work depicts African-American artists and individuals.
Derrick Vaughn, a young artist and native Washingtonian who studied at the Duke Ellington School of the arts.
Click on the name of any artist above to see more of their work.
All work remains the copyright property of the individual artists, and is reprinted with their permission.
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The Black Renaissance in Washington, D.C., 1920-1930s
http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/ | last updated June 20, 2003