Famous Black Artists & Painters

 1 Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 1990

 2 Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 3 Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 4 Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 2000

 5 Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 6 Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner
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Birthdate: June 21, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 1937

 7 Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 8 Ernie Barnes

Ernie Barnes
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Central African, American
Died: April 27, 2009

 9 Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 10 Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter
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Famous As: Folk Artist
Birthdate: November 30, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 1, 1988

 11 Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: February 5, 1994

 12 Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 1946

 13 Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: June 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Kenyan

 14 Charles Alston

Charles Alston
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Muralist, Teacher
Birthdate: November 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 1977

 15 Richmond Barthé

Richmond Barthé
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 5, 1989

 16 Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 1, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: October 23, 1949

 17 David Drake

David Drake
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Famous As: Potter and poet
Birthdate: 1800 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1870 AD

 18 Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 27, 2009

 19 Thornton Dial

Thornton Dial
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 25, 2016

 20 Jayne Cortez

Jayne Cortez
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 28, 2012

 21 Hale Woodruff

Hale Woodruff
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: September 6, 1980

 22 Abdias do Nascimento

Abdias do Nascimento
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: March 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: May 23, 2011

 23 Malangatana Ngwenya

Malangatana Ngwenya
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Mozambican
Died: January 5, 2011

 24 Piero del Pollaiolo

Piero del Pollaiolo
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1443 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1496 AD

 25 Palmer Hayden

Palmer Hayden
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 18, 1973

 26 William Edmondson

William Edmondson
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1874 AD
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 1951

 27 Joseph Yoakum

Joseph Yoakum
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 1972

 28 Jim Gary

Jim Gary
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 14, 2006

 29 Ollie Harrington

Ollie Harrington
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: February 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, American
Died: November 2, 1995

 30 Grafton Tyler Brown

Grafton Tyler Brown
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 22, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 2, 1918

 31 Eldzier Cortor

Eldzier Cortor
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: November 26, 2015

 32 Iba N'Diaye

Iba N'Diaye
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1928 AD
Nationality: French, Senegalese
Died: October 5, 2008

 33 Cecil Archibald Baugh

Cecil Archibald Baugh
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Famous As: Potter
Birthdate: November 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: June 28, 2005