Richard J. Powell
John Spencer Bassett Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History
Ph.D., Yale University 1988
M.Phil., Yale University 1984
M.A., Yale University 1982
M.F.A., Howard University 1977
B.A., Morehouse College 1975
ExpertiseAfrican American art, African art, art of the United States
Powell, R. J. “Harmonizer of Chaos.” Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, edited by Peter Nesbett and Michelle DuBois, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pp. 147–63.
Powell, R. J. “Conjuring Canes and Bible Quilts: Through the Prism of Nineteenth Century African American Spirituality.” African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures, edited by Vincent L. Wimbush, New York: Continuum, 2000, pp. 342–54.
Powell, R. J. “The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism.” African American Literary Criticism, 1773 to 2000, edited by Hazel Arnett Ervin, New York: Twayne Publishers, 289-302, 1999.
Powell, R. J. “Houston Conwill.” Neworld, Feb. 1979.
Powell, R. J. “Talking to James Lesesne Wells.” Print Review, vol. 9, 1979, pp. 65–75.
Powell, R. J. “Images and Identities: A Brief, Introductory Note.” The International Review of African American Art, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 6–6.
Powell, R. J. “Journeying Beyond: The Prints and Paintings of Joyce Wellman.” The International Review of African American Art, vol. 10, no. 3.