A few years ago I was told that there just aren’t that many Black artist to choose from, which is why art museums don’t feature that many of them. To this I say bull shit and decided to make a list of all the Black artist that I could find. It is organized by date, starting from 1700s to now, and This List is always updating.

  1. Joshua Johnson (1763 – 1827) Portrait painter
  2. Moses Williams (1777 – 1825) Silhouettist
  3. David Drake, aka Dave the Potter (1801-1865) Ceramicist
  4. David Bustill Bowser (1820- 1900) Ornamental and portraitist
  5. Eugene Warburg (1825 – 1859) Sculptor
  6. Robert S. Duncan (1821- 1937) Landscape painter
  7. Edward M. Bannister (1828 – 1901) Tonalist painter
  8. Grafton Tyler Brown (1841 -1918) Painter and lithographer 
  9. Edmonia Lewis (1844 – 1907) Sculptor
  10. Charles Ethan Porter (1847 – 1923) Still life painter
  11. Billy Taylor (1853 -1949) Painter
  12. Annie E. Walker (1855 – 1929) Painter
  13. Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 -1937) Painter
  14. Pauline Powell Burns (1872 – 1912) Painter
  15. Meta Vaux Warrick (1877 – 1968) Painter and sculpture
  16. Ellis Ruley (1882 – 1959) Painter
  17. Laura Wheeler Warning (1887 1948) Painter
  18. Lee Simonson (1888 – 1967) Architect painter
  19. Sargent Claude Johnson (1888 – 1967) Painter, sculptor, carver, printmaker, ceramicist
  20. Horace Pippin (1888 – 1946) Painter
  21. James Van Der Zee (1886 – 1983) Photographer
  22. Ellis Wilson (1889 – 1977) Painter
  23. Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890 – 1960) Sculptor
  24. Palmer Hayden (1890 – 1973) Painter
  25. Archibald Motley (1891 -1981) Painter
  26. Alma Thomas (1891 – 1978) Expressionist painter
  27. Augusta Savage (1892 – 1962) Sculptor 
  28. Marvin Gray Johnson (1896 – 1934) Painter 
  29. Aaron Douglas (1899 – 1979) Painter and Illustrator 
  30. Hale Woodruff (1900 – 1980) Muralist 
  31. Selma Burke (1900 -1995) Sculptor 
  32. William Johnson (1901 – 1970) Painter
  33. Beauford Delaney (1901 – 1979) Painter
  34. Richmond Barthe (1901 – 1989) Sculptor
  35. James Lesesne Wells (1902 – 1993) Painter
  36. Joseph Delaney (1904 – 1991) Painter
  37. James Amos Porter (1905 – 1970) Painter
  38. Lois Mailou Jones (1905 – 1998) Painter
  39. Charles Alston (1907 – 1977) Illustrator and painter
  40. Marion Perkins (1908 – 1961) Sculptor
  41. James Hampton (1909 -1964) Sculptor
  42. Norman Lewis (1909 -1979) Painter
  43. Henry Bannarn (1910 – 1965) Sculptor
  44. Romare Bearden (1911 – 1988) Painter
  45. Thelma Johnson Streat (1911- 1959) Painter
  46. Earle W. Richardson (1912 – 1935) Painter
  47. Gordon Park (1912 -2006) Photographer
  48. Felrath Hines (1913 – 1993) Painter
  49. Charles Sebree (1914 – 1985) Painter
  50. Ernest Crichlow (1914 – 2005) Painter
  51. William Artis (1914) Sculptor
  52. Hughie Lee Smith (1915 – 1999) Painter
  53. Claude Clark Sr. (1915 – 2001) Painter and Printmaker
  54. Elizabeth Catlett (1915 -2012) Graphic artist and sculptor
  55. Eldzier Cortor (1916 – 2015) Printmaker
  56. Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) Painter
  57. Charles W. White (1918 – 1979) Painter
  58. Herbert Gentry (1919 – 2003) Painter
  59. Roy DeCarava (1919 – 2009) Photographer
  60. John Woodrow Wilson (1922 – 2015) Lithographer, sculptor, painter, and muralist
  61. James Lewis (1923 – 1997) Painter
  62. John Biggers (1924 – 2001) Muralist
  63. Edward Clark (1926) Painter
  64. Betye Saar (1926) Mixed Media
  65. Mavis Pusey (1928 – 2019) Painter
  66. Alvin Carl Hollingsworth (1928 – 2003) Painter
  67. Thornton Dial (1928 – 2016) Painter
  68. Vincent Smith (1929 – 2003) Painter
  69. Benny Andrews (1930 – 2006) Painter
  70. Faith Ringgold (1930) Painter, mixed media sculpture
  71. Joe Overstreet (1933 -2019) Painter
  72. Sam Gilliam (1933) Painter
  73. Alvin D. Loving (1935 – 2005) Painter 
  74. Jae Jarrell (1935) Textiles 
  75. Melvin Edwards (1937) Sculptor
  76. Robert Louis Thompson (1937 – 1966) Painting
  77. Emma Amos (1938) Painter and Printmaker
  78. Floyd Coleman (1939) Painter
  79. Jack whitten (1939 – 2018) Painter
  80. Carolyn Mims Lawrence (1940) Painter
  81. Martin Puryear (1941)Sculptor
  82. William T. Williams (1942 – 1977) Painter
  83. Kermit Oliver (1943) Painter and Textiles
  84. David Hammons (1943) Mixed Media 
  85. Howardena Pindell (1943) Painter
  86. Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) Painter 
  87. James Phillips (1945)  Painter
  88. Winfred Rembert (1945) Painter
  89. Barkley L. Hendricks (1945 -2017) Painter
  90. McArthur Binion (1946) Painter
  91. Adrian Piper (1948) Mixed Media 
  92. Pat Ward Williams (1948) Photographer
  93. Floyd Newsum (1950) Painter
  94. Carrie Mae Weems (1951) Photographer
  95. Chakaia Booker (1953) Mixed Media
  96. Therman Statom (1953) Sculptor 
  97. Willie Cole (1955) Sculptor
  98. Tyree Guyton (1955) Neo-Expressionism and UrbanEnvirmentalism 
  99. Kerry James Marshall (1955) Painter
  100. Alison Saar (1956) Sculptor
  101. Joseph Norman (1957) Drawer and Painter
  102. Renee Stout (1958) Mixed media
  103. Whitfield Lovell (1959) Drawer
  104. Kevin E. Cole (1960) Mixed media
  105. Glenn Ligon (1960) Conceptual art
  106. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) Painter
  107. Lorna Simpson (1960) Printmaker
  108. Dread Scott (1961) Performance and installation artist
  109. Gregory Coates (1961) Mixed media
  110. Gary Simmons (1964) Mixed media
  111. Ellen Gallagher (1965) Painter
  112. Radcliffe Bailey (1968) Mixed media
  113. Kara Walker (1969), Silhouettist and printmaker
  114. Jefferson Pinder (1970) Mixed media
  115. Mickalene Thomas (1971) Mixed media
  116. Letitia Huckaby (1972) Photographer and Printmaking
  117. B.K. Adams (1972) Mixed media
  118. Amy Sherald (1973) Painter
  119. Theaster Gates (1973) Installation art
  120. Trenton Doyle Hancock (1974) Mixed Media 
  121. Sedrick Huckaby (1975) Painter
  122. Vanessa German (1976) Painter
  123. Hank Willis Thomas (1976) Conceptual art
  124. Sheldon Scott (1976) Performance and installation
  125. Titus Kaphar (1976) Painter and sculpture
  126. Kehinde Wiley (1977) Painter
  127. Rashid Johnson (1977) Sculptor and photographer
  128. Jeremy Okai Davison (1979) Painter and Illustrator 
  129. Latoya Ruby Frazier (1982) Photographer 
  130. Nina Chanel Abney (1982) Painter
  131. Nikita Gale (1983) Sculpture and New Media
  132. Adam Pendleton (1984) Mixed media 
  133. Lava Thomas, Mixed media
  134. Riley Holloway, Portrait Painter 
  135. Stephen Towns, Fiber artist and figurative painter 

If you see that I am missing someone, please tell me.