Family Ark (Diptych) - John Biggers (NEW)
Family Ark (Diptych)
Description

Family Ark (Diptych), is a print designed along with John Biggers print, Family Ark.

 

From the Artist:

"The side panels fit together to form a diptych (two panels). The leopard in the left panel stands with a ceremonial seat fit for royalty on its back. An elephant stands in the right panel. In African mythology, animals are often given exaggerated human traits, some good and some not. One of the animals here is associated with courage and ferocity while the other one possesses dignity, wisdom, and patience"


 

Artist Bio

Born in Gastonia, North Carolina, printmaker and muralist John Biggers earned a BFA, MFA, and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Biggers founded the Art Department at what is now Texas Southern University in Houston in 1949. He initiated a ...

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Family Ark (Diptych)

John Biggers

Nationality
American
Ethnicity
African American
Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

October 1 1992

Dimensions

29.5" x 28"

Edition Size

40 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin;Allan Edmunds (Printer)

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA