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John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967

Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1 microfilm reel.

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Dr. John Biggers after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3027 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.