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Artist, curator, author, Art Historian, educator and scholar, SAMELLA LEWIS,  was born in New Orleans in 1924, later attended HBCU, Dillard University, where she was taught by ELIZABETH CATLETT before going on and becoming the first African American in the nation to receive a Ph.D. in Art History and Fine Art from Ohio University in 1951. LEWIS was a pioneer in the area of African American Art and Artists, who documented the history of these artists in books, exhibitions, film, lectures and as an educator. In 1975 she founded the International Review of African American Art magazine to give visibility to these underserviced artists. LEWIS has changed the landscape of Art History and has become an influential and highly respected voice that has also mentored and bolstered the careers of many African American artists. 

SIGNED BOOKS by SAMELLA LEWIS (S/H/I $14):

Best Selling Book:
Samella Lewis and the African American Experience          $45.00 ea
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Dr. Lewis' personal collection exhibited at Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA, 2012.

Art of Elizabeth Catlett     $50.00
Biographical catalogue of the work of Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) who taught Dr. Lewis in 1941 at Dillard University, mentored her throughout her life and became her lifelong friend

Barthe His Life in Art          $50.00 ea
1st edition. Biography was published in conjunction with the Richmond Barthe' exhibition curated by Dr. Lewis in 2009. 

Black Artists on Art Vol. 1    $75.00 ea
Hardcover. A classic that was one of the first to reveal the rich legacy of work by African American artists, whose art is now included in the permanent collections of national and international museums as well as in major private collections.

Black Artists on Art Vol. 2    $75.00 ea
Hardcover. A classic that was one of the first to reveal the rich legacy of work by African American artists, whose art is now included in the permanent collections of national and international museums as well as in major private collections.

Art African American          $ 30.00 ea

African American Art for Young People     $30.00
1st edition. Teaches young people about 12 significant African American artists.