Famous Artists of Harlem are as diverse and beautiful as the art they create. These artists all have the unique ability to tell a story with their work and Harlem has lead the way with some of the most famous artists during the Harlem Renaissance living and working in Harlem. Some of these truly gifted individuals were Charles Henry Alston, Augusta Savage, and Lois Mailou Jones. However, we must not forget to celebrate other artists that have left their stamp on Harlem like Thomas Nast and David Rappaport or the current day artists like Manny Vega and James de la Vega. The Harlem Renaissance was just as important to the art world in the 1920’s and 1930’s as the Graffiti Hall of Fame is today.
Here at Harlem Roots, students will learn about Harlem from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the innovation of e-learning and the power of modern digital technology. Exploring the roots of Harlem's Famous Artists and helping students learn more about these intriguing individuals is what our virtual reading lessons are all about and is why our e-learning series exists today. All included materials in our digital downloads and virtual lessons are designed to meet Common Core Standards and are suited for ages K-12th, thanks to four distinctive skill levels that you can choose from.