James A. Porter

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Birthday
22, 1905
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 28, 1970 (64)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1905
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 28, 1970 (64)

About

American scholar and artist who helped to establish the field of African-American art history.

Before Fame

He started his career by studying drawing and painting at Howard University. He went on to study at New York's Art Institute and at Paris' Sorbonne and finally received his M.A. in art history from New York University.

Trivia

His 1943 publication, "Modern Negro Art," was the first comprehensive examination of African-American art.

Family Life

He was married to Dorothy Burnett, with whom he had a daughter.

Associated With

He and Willard Hughes Rollings were both prominent scholars.