28 Unsung Black Artists Who Will Kick Off Black History Month

Pedro H.
Brown worked tirelessly to represent Black leisure at a time when many Black artists were drawn to Social Realism. This difference in style and content enables her paintings to capture the quiet side of Black life that is too often neglected, as seen in her portrait believed to be of Langston Hughes, as he looks pensively at his notebook.An accomplished educator and curator, Blayton was a foundational abstractionist for many New York–based artists in the late 20th century, including the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat, her former student.