John Biggers papers, 1950-2001


Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001. John Biggers papers, 1950-2001

John Biggers papers, 1950-2001

The collection consists of the papers of John Biggers from 1950-2001. The papers include correspondence, subject files, printed material, audiovisual material, and photographs. The materials document his entire professional career, starting with this work at Hampton Institute, however, the bulk of the material relates to his work at Texas Southern University. The photographs and slides consist primarily of images Biggers used while researching and composing his murals, in addition to extensive documentation of his finished works.

27.5 linear ft. (28 boxes and 4 oversized papers (OP))

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Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001 (person)

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. ...

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