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Research Interests for Richard J. Powell

Research Interests:

Richard J. Powell received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research and teaching interests lie in American art, African American art, and theories of race and representation in the African diaspora. He is also interested in the media arts and conceptualizations of the "folk" in world art and culture. His books include Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson and Black Art: A Cultural History.

Representative Publications
  1. Powell, RJ, Linguists, Poets, and ‘Others’ on African American Art, American Art, vol. 17 (Spring, 2003), pp. 16-19
  2. Powell, RJ, Black Art: A Cultural History (2002), London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd. (Revised & expanded edition of Black Art & Culture in the 20th Century, 1997; Spanish translation: Arte y Cultura Negros en el Siglo XX, Barcelona: Ediciones Destino, S.A., 1998.)
  3. Powell, RJ, Appreciation. Jacob Lawrence: Keep on Movin’, American Art, vol. 15 no. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 90-93, ISSN 1073-9300 [3109375], [doi]
  4. Powell, RJ, To Be Real, in The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience (2001), pp. 13-15, New London, Connecticut: Lyman Allyn
  5. Powell, RJ, Sartor Africanus, in Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture, edited by Fillin-Yeh, S (2001), pp. 217-242, New York: New York University Press

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