Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001

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John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001), African American artist, was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. He attended Hampton Institute in Virginia and started taking art classes under the tutelage of Viktor Lowenfeld. Lowenfeld moved to Pennsylvania State University, and Biggers followed him to study in the art department there. He received his doctorate from the University in 1954. A few years earlier, Biggers had moved to Houston, Texas to establish the art department at Texas Southern University.

From the description of John Biggers papers, 1950-2001 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710043070

B. 1924.

From the description of John Thomas Biggers : Artist Files. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228433065

Painter, mural painter and educator; Houston, Tex.

Founded the art department at Texas Southern Univ., in 1949 and served as director until 1983. Wrote "Ananse: the Web of Life in Africa." Died Jan. 25, 2001, at age 76.

From the description of John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77800191

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, family program files, 1970-1999. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn West Texas Museum Association. West Texas Museum Association records, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Curatorial department. Alison de Lima Greene artist correspondence files, 1985-2000. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education files, 1950-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dept. of Education. Department of education : adult program files, 1974-1999 (bulk1986-1998). Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Carrington, C. Glenn, 1904-1975,. African American artists exhibit announcements, 1927-1982. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. Peter C. Marzio : exhibition files, 1987-2001. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Deptartment of Education. Department of education, exhibition files, 1970-2003. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, docent files, 1960-2000 (bulk 1987-1998) Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001. John Biggers papers, 1950-2001 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001. John Thomas Biggers : Artist Files. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dept. of Education. Department of education : school program files, 1974-2002. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Biggers, John, 1924-2001 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar. The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room, exhibition files, 1991-1998. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
creatorOf Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-. John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Igoe, Lynn, 1937-. [Ephemera on North Carolina artists]. Part 1 of 2: Artists: B. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Curatorial department. Barry Walker correspondence files, 1991-1998. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Curatorial department. Alison de Lima Greene correspondence files, 1984-1998. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
contributorOf Kindred Spirits: Contemporary African-American Artists United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Lowenfeld, Viktor. Viktor Lowenfeld papers, 1880-1985 (bulk 1930-1955). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Biggers, John : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
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Texas--Houston
United States
Texas
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Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
African American artists
African American painters
African American college teachers
African American arts
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Birth 1924-04-13

Death 2001-01-25

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