'Black artists have been making major contributions to the British art scene for decades, since at least the mid-twentieth century. Sometimes these artists were regarded and embraced as practitioners of note. At other times they faced challenges of visibility - and in response they collaborated and made their own exhibitions and gallery spaces. In this book, Eddie Chambers tells the story of these artists from the 1950s onwards, including recent developments and successes. Black Artists in British Art makes a major contribution to British art history. Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare. Meticulously researched, this important book tells the fascinating story of practitioners who have frequently been overlooked in the dominant history of twentieth-century British art.' - from the publisher

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Foreword: Celebrating Nelson's Ships

Introduction: Some Problems with History and its Treatment of Black-British Artists

Chapter 1: The Pioneering Generation of Caribbean Artists

Chapter 2: Early Contributions by South Asian Artists

Chapter 3: The Significance of the 1970s

Chapter 4: Uzo Egonu and Contemporary African Art in Britain

Chapter 5: The Earliest Black-British Practitioners

Chapter 6: South Asian Stories

Chapter 7: The 'Black Art' Generation and the 1980s

Chapter 8: The Rise and Fall of The Black-Art Gallery

Chapter 9: The Emergence of Black Women Artists: Arguments and Opinions

Chapter 10: Sonia Boyce and Other Black Women Artists

Chapter 11: Substantial Sculpture: The work of Sokari Douglas Camp, Veronica Ryan, and Permindar Kaur

Chapter 12: Black Artists of the 1990s Generation

Chapter 13: The Triumphant Triumvirate: Yinka Shonibare, Chris Ofili, and Steve McQueen

Epilogue: The New Generation

Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s
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Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s