Feelings, Tom

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Tom Feelings, artist and illustrator, was best known for his book The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo (1995) which depicts life on the ships that brought slaves from Africa to America. Feelings was born in 1933, grew up in Brooklyn, and studied at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and later at the School of Visual Arts. In addition to The Middle Passage, Feelings illustrated numerous books, including Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987) and Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993), which were collaborations with Maya Angelou, and I Saw Your Face (2005), a collaboration with Kwame Senu Neville Dawes, which was published posthumously. He was also a professor of art at the University of South Carolina from 1989 to 1996. Feelings passed away in 2003.

From the guide to the Tom Feelings artwork., 1958-2003, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Artist and illustrator; b. 1933.

From the description of Thomas Feelings collection, 1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82963588

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creatorOf Tom Feelings artwork., 1958-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Feelings, Tom. [Tom Feelings] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Feelings, Tom. Thomas Feelings collection, 1977. North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepard Memorial Library
creatorOf FEELINGS, TOM. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Julian Mayfield papers, 1949-1984. New York State Historical Documents Inventory
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Tom Feelings 1933-2003 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Julian Mayfield papers, 1949-1984 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
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associatedWith Angelou, Maya. Now Sheba sings the song. person
associatedWith Dawes, Kwame Senu Neville, 1962- person
associatedWith Mayfield, Julian, 1928-1984. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tom Feelings, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
African American artists
African American illustrators
Art, American
Illustration of books
Slavery in art
African American artists
African American illustrators


Birth 1933-05-19

Death 2003-08-25


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