• Ndebele house painting – South Africa

    Ndebele house painting In the 18th century the Ndzundza Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting. Until the late 1900s, the Ndebele people were very fierce warriors and large landowners. In the autumn of 1883, they went to war with the neighboring Boer workers. The loss of the [...]
  • Ana Mendieta-Cuban American Performance Artist

    Ana Mendieta (November 18, 1948 – September 8, 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" art work. Originally born in Havana, Mendieta arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1961, shortly prior to the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. Early life and exile Mendieta [...]
  • Juan Sánchez: Nuyorican Influential Artist

    Juan Sánchez (born July 1954) -- also Juan Sanchez -- is an influential American artist and one of the most important Nuyorican cultural figures to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Born to Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, New York, his works include photography, paintings and mixed media works. His pieces are held [...]