Biggers, John Thomas, b. 1924 d. 2001
Active in Houston, Tex.
Collection size: 1 microfilm reel.
Collection Summary: Sketches, drawings, and 5 prints, undated and 1940-1967, including studies for the murals DYING SOLDIER, PREACHER MURAL, WEB OF LIFE, and others; and a family portrait, 1948.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, mural painter and educator; Houston, Tex. Founded the art department at Texas Southern Univ., in 1949 and served as director until 1983. Wrote "Ananse: the Web of Life in Africa." Died Jan. 25, 2001, at age 76.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Dr. John Thomas Biggers.