Black Spirituality

In researching black artists I noticed that quite a lot of their paintings of children revolved around religious or spiritual themes.  I generally do not care for Christian-themed art, but I couldn’t really address Black History Month without at least touching on it, given that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is such a large part of black history.  Well, some of these are a tad kitschy for my taste, but they are skillfully done.  I particularly like the pieces “Young Soloist” and “Sheltered,” by Aaron Hicks and Edwin Lester respectively.

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Aaron Hicks – Their Nightly Prayers

Aaron Hicks - Young Soloist

Aaron Hicks – Young Soloist

Edwin Lester - Sheltered

Edwin Lester – Sheltered

Edwin Lester - You Are What You Eat

Edwin Lester – You Are What You Eat

Essud Fungcap - Angel Dreams

Essud Fungcap – Angel Dreams

Essud Fungcap - Ring Heaven's Bell

Essud Fungcap – Ring Heaven’s Bell

Henry Battle - Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Henry Battle – Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Johnny Myers - Together We Pray

Johnny Myers – Together We Pray

Laurie Cooper - New Beginnings

Laurie Cooper – New Beginnings

Pam McCabe - Three Girls Praying

Pam McCabe – Three Girls Praying

Sterling Brown - Bedtime Prayer

Sterling Brown – Bedtime Prayer

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