Jacob Lawrence. "My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life - if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas."
Artists are called mirror of any society. An artist makes the history of any nation. When it comes to America, contribution of black artists particularly women artists towards American art is simply beyond words. African-American art is the great emblem of struggle of African people in America to get their basic rights.
Inge Ruth Hardison was an African-American female sculptor and artist of the 1930’s. She was known for her unique collection of busts called Negro Giants in History. The busts were meant to give honor to the blacks that were not then depicted in the National Hall of Fame in Washington DC. Inge Hardison was also the only woman among the six artists who formed the Black Academy of Arts and Letters.