This edition of the journal focuses on black artistic production in the North and West. Lizzetta LaFalle-Collins analyzes the production of Western lithographer and painter Grafton Tyler Brown, and Judith Wilson reviews two important new publications on Midwestern lithographer James Pressley Ball and landscape painter Robert. P. Duncanson. Juanita Marie Holland focuses on the career of New England painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. All of these articles seek to enrich our historical understanding of these artists' lives and careers, and invite future work that is carefully and lovingly researched.
Introduction by Juanita Marie Holland, To Be Free, Gifted, and Black: African American Artist Edward Mitchell Bannister by Juanita Marie Holland, Grafton Taylor Brown: Selling the Promise of the West by Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, The Challenges of the 19th Century: Two Recent Landmark Publications in African American Visual Production by Judith Wilson.
Artwork by: Edward Mitchell Bannister, Grafton Tyler Brown, James P. Ball, Winslow Homer, A.C Russell, Frank Leslie, & Robert Scott Duncanson