Black Artists Sharping the World

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By Sharna Jackson

Written by award-winning Black British children’s author Sharna Jackson, Black Artists Shaping the World celebrates the diversity of work being produced today by Black artists from around the globe, introducing young readers to twenty-six contemporary artists from Africa and of the African diaspora.

The book features artists working in a variety of media from painting, sculpture and drawing to ceramics, installation art and sound art. Artists featured include British Turner Prize-winning painters Lubaina Himid and Chris Ofili; renowned South African visual activist Zanele Muholi; Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh; Sudanese painter Kamala Ibrahim Ishag; Kenyan-British ceramicist Magdalene Odundo; African-American artists Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley; performance artist Harold Offeh; and moving image artist Larry Achiampong.

The result is a refreshingly contemporary celebration of Black artists at work today that will serve as inspiration to a new generation of aspiring young artists.


  • Bio's about twenty-six contemporary Black artists from Africa and of the African diaspora.
  • Examples of each artists work.
  • 144 pages of beautiful, full colour images.
  • Book suitable for ages 9+


The book is hard back with 144 pages and measures 18 x 24cm.

ISBN: 9780500652596

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

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