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Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, b. 1924 - d. 2001

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        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000

          Est: $400 - $600

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000, linoleum cut on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 2000," titled L/C, "The Family," and numbered L/L, "40/75 2nd Ed." 11 1/4" x 15"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998, lithograph on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 1998," numbered L/L, "16/200," stone drawn by John Biggers and printed by Charles Criner; 15" x 19 3/4", framed 17 1/4" x 21 1/4".

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," SECOND EDITION, 2000
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," SECOND EDITION, 2000

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," SECOND EDITION, 2000, linoleum cut on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 2000," titled L/C, "The Four Sisters," and numbered L/L, "60/75 2nd Ed.;" 11" x 15 1/4", framed 17 1/4" x 21 1/4".

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Learning to Read," CIRCA 2000
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Learning to Read," CIRCA 2000

          Est: $400 - $600

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Learning to Read," CIRCA 2000, lithograph on paper, signed L/R in pencil, "John Biggers," second printing edition, titled in L/L margin and with special edition number 33/40; 15 1/2" x 19 1/2", framed 21" x 27".

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998, lithograph on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 1998," numbered L/L, "140/200," produced in The Printing Museum, Houston, Texas, Vernon P. Hearn Printmaker's Workshop, stone drawn by John Biggers and printed by Charles Criner. 15" x 19 3/4"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Beliphone," FIRST EDITION, 2000
          Jun. 08, 2024

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Beliphone," FIRST EDITION, 2000

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          JOHN T. BIGGERS (American/Texas 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Beliphone," FIRST EDITION, 2000, lithograph on Rives BFK 100% cotton paper, signed and dated in margin L/R, titled and special edition number in margin L/L, 32/50; 22" x 17 3/4", framed 27" x 21".

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, The Four Sisters
          May. 18, 2024

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, The Four Sisters

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 The Four Sisters 2000 linoleum cut print on wove paper 11 x 15-1/4 inches signed and dated, titled and numbered 40/75, 2nd edition

          Black Art Auction
        • John Thomas Biggers, 1924-2001, Family Ark
          May. 18, 2024

          John Thomas Biggers, 1924-2001, Family Ark

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          John Thomas Biggers 1924-2001 Family Ark 1992 color offset lithograph triptych 29-3/8 x 13-15/16 inches (left panel, image/sheet) 29-3/8 x 21-9/16 inches (center panel, image/sheet) 29-3/8 x 13-15/16 inches (right panel, image/sheet) signed, dated and numbered, 91/100 also signed and dated verso in pencil on center panel

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Cotton Pickers
          May. 18, 2024

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Cotton Pickers

          Est: $5,500 - $7,500

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Cotton Pickers 1952 lithograph on wove paper 23-1/4 x 18-1/8 inches signed and titled This image is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum, and is a very rare, early print by Biggers.

          Black Art Auction
        • John Anansa Thomas Biggers "The Stream Crosses the Path, 1961" Offset Lithograph
          Apr. 27, 2024

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers "The Stream Crosses the Path, 1961" Offset Lithograph

          Est: $600 - $1,200

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers (1924–2001) was an African-American muralist, painter, and educator known for his powerful and socially conscious artworks that celebrated African-American culture, history, and identity. Born in North Carolina, Biggers studied art at Hampton University and Pennsylvania State University before earning his master's degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Biggers was deeply influenced by his African-American heritage, as well as by his experiences living and working in the American South. His art often explored themes of African-American history, folklore, and spirituality, and he was committed to using his work as a tool for social change and empowerment.One of Biggers's most famous works is the mural "Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy" (1953), which he created for the Texas State University for Negroes (now Texas Southern University) in Houston. The mural depicts significant moments and figures in African-American history, highlighting their contributions to American democracy and culture.In addition to his murals, Biggers was also known for his paintings, prints, and sculptures, which often featured bold colors, intricate patterns, and symbolic imagery. He drew inspiration from African art, as well as from the natural landscapes and everyday life of the American South.Throughout his career, Biggers was a passionate advocate for art education and community engagement. He taught at several universities, including Texas Southern University, where he established the art department and mentored generations of African-American artists.Biggers's work had a significant impact on the development of African-American art and culture, and he is celebrated as one of the leading figures of the Black Arts Movement. His powerful and socially conscious artworks continue to inspire artists and viewers alike, and his legacy as a pioneering African-American artist and educator endures to this day. Measures 56.8 x 38.0.

          Morgan Auctions
        • John Thomas Biggers, American (1924-2001), Family Ark, Triptych, 1992, color offset lithograph
          Apr. 20, 2024

          John Thomas Biggers, American (1924-2001), Family Ark, Triptych, 1992, color offset lithograph

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Thomas Biggers American, (1924-2001) Family Ark, Triptych, 1992 color offset lithograph initialed and dated on the reverse, unframed.

          Link Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star).
          Apr. 04, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star).

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star). Lithograph on HMP handmade paper, 1994. 559x425 mm; 22x16¾ inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 46/60 in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. From the Our Grandmothers portfolio.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis II.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis II.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis II. Lithograph printed on cream wove paper, 1992. 762x546 mm; 30x21½ inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 19/50 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Hand Graphics, Santa Fe, NM, with the blind stamp, lower right.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Birmingham…Children of the Morning.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Birmingham…Children of the Morning.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Birmingham…Children of the Morning. Linoleum cut on cream wove paper, 1964. 228x304 mm; 9x12 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the B edition of 15. Signed, titled, dated, inscribed "Artist's Proof (B)" in pencil, lower margin. Another impression is in the collection of the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, New Jersey. Following the September 15, 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, John Biggers reflected on the lives lost of the four young girls who were killed while attending Sunday School. According to Olive Jensen Thiesen, Biggers also made three drawings in a single weekend, Give Me Two Wings, Man of Fire and Mother and Children, in direct response to these events of the Civil Rights struggle. Another edition of this print was printed in 2000, entitled Four Sisters. Thiesen p. 68.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Kiss.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Kiss.

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Kiss. Conté crayon on cream wove paper, circa 1975. 965x647 mm; 38x25½ inches. Signed in conté crayon, lower left. Provenance: private collection, Louisiana. After taking a two-year hiatus to focus on the Fine Art department at Texas Southern University, John Biggers returned to his studio practice after visiting the 1974 exhibition African Art of the Dogon: The Lester Wunderman Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The exhibition was his re-awakening to the power of West African art and culture. The Kiss is inspired by Dogon architecture and the idea of a primordial, ancestral couple; it typifies Biggers' new approach to the human form in the mid-1970s. Wardlaw pp. 54-55.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Old Woman - Matriarch.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Old Woman - Matriarch.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Old Woman - Matriarch. Lithograph in green and black on cream wove paper, 1952. 597x451 mm; 23½x17¾ inches, wide margins. Signed, titled, dated, inscribed "autumn green" and numbered 8/12 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this very scarce print. It dates from the artist's first body of work in lithography made while studying with Dr. Charles Heller at the University of Southern California.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000
          Mar. 23, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000

          Est: $400 - $600

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Family," 2000, linoleum cut on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 2000," titled L/C, "The Family," and numbered L/L,"31/75 2nd Ed." 11 1/4" x 15"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Up Above My Head," 2000
          Mar. 23, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Up Above My Head," 2000

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Up Above My Head," 2000, linoleum cut on wove paper, signed and dated L/L, "John Biggers 2000," titled L/C, "Up Above my Head," and numbered L/L, "35/75 2nd Ed." 11" x 15 1/4"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998
          Mar. 23, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "Dau Fuskie Race (The First Race Between the Turtle and the Hare)," 1998, lithograph on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 1998," numbered L/L, "AP," aside from the numbered edition of 200. 15" x 19 3/4"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," 2000
          Mar. 23, 2024

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," 2000

          Est: $600 - $800

          JOHN BIGGERS (American 1924-2001) A PRINT, "The Four Sisters," 2000, linoleum cut on wove paper, signed and dated L/R, "John Biggers 2000," titled L/C, "The Four Sisters," and numbered L/L, "40/75 2nd Ed." 11" x 15 1/4"

          Simpson Galleries, LLC
        • John Biggers. "Homage to Gelede," graphite
          Mar. 02, 2024

          John Biggers. "Homage to Gelede," graphite

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          (American, 1924-2001). Graphite, conte crayon, pastel on paper, signed "J. Biggers" lr, sheet size: 41 x 27 3/4 in., framed size: 58 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches.

          Alex Cooper
        • John Anansa Thomas Biggers (1924 - 2001)
          Feb. 29, 2024

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers (1924 - 2001)

          Est: $2,500 - $4,500

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers (1924 - 2001) Oil on Canvaspanel, Signed Lower Left, Measures (14 x 10 inches) w/frame (17.5 x 22 inches) Mr. Biggers's art, often in the form of public murals, was grounded in the humanistic spirit and social realist narrative style of the 1930's and 40's. Over the years it grew increasingly emblematic, with figures and architectural forms arranged in intricate patterns that suggested quilts, African textiles and modernist geometric abstraction. Mr. Biggers was born in Gastonia, N.C., in 1924, the youngest of seven children, in a house built by his father, a schoolteacher, farmer and Baptist minister. In 1941 he enrolled at Hampton Institute, later Hampton University, in Virginia

          Cutler Bay Auctions
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, CONTRIBUTION OF NEGRO WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE AND EDUCATION
          Dec. 02, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, CONTRIBUTION OF NEGRO WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE AND EDUCATION

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 CONTRIBUTION OF NEGRO WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE AND EDUCATION 1993 color lithograph on paper 12 x 35 inches (image) full margins signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, A 13/40

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Upper Room
          Dec. 02, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Upper Room

          Est: $8,000 - $10,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Upper Room 1984 color lithograph 38 x 26 inches signed and notated, CTP (color trial proof) An important and desirable print by the artist. Provenance: private collection, Los Angeles, CA

          Black Art Auction
        • JOHN BIGGERS "THE SEED" LITHOGRAPH, 1983, AP
          Nov. 14, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS "THE SEED" LITHOGRAPH, 1983, AP

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          John Biggers "The Seed" Lithograph, 1983, AP. Original 1999 receipt attached on obverse. Frame: 27" x 33" Scene: 19" x 24"

          Ashcroft and Moore
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers.
          Oct. 19, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers.

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Our Grandmothers. Bound folio with five lithographs printed on HMP handmade paper, 1994. Each 610x457 mm; 24x18 inches (sheet), full margins, bound as issued. From the book edition of 400 with Maya's Angelou's text. Signed by Angelou and Biggers and numbered 342 in pencil on the justification page. Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. In the original black-lettered red linen clamshell box. Provenance: the collection of George T. Wein, New York; the estate of George T. Wein (2021). All proceeds to benefit the Newport Festivals Foundations, Inc., the non-profit organization created by George Wein to carry on the legacy of his Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Mural Study).
          Oct. 19, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Mural Study).

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Mural Study). Crayon and graphite drawing on thin white board, circa 1974. 737x584 mm; 29x23 inches. Signed, dated "July, 1974" and inscribed "all good wishes to..." in pencil, lower right. Provenance: private collection, New Jersey.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Seated African Woman).
          Oct. 19, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Seated African Woman).

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Untitled (Seated African Woman). Graphite on buff laid paper, 1957. 610x483 mm; 24x19 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Provenance: the estate of Richard Dietz, Houston; private collection, Texas. This drawing, likely from Ghana, is a very good example of John Biggers' works on paper from his African travels - one of many drawings of women. Biggers said that "Africa has a female sensibility", and "the woman was so powerful in African culture." In 1957, Biggers was one of the first African American artists to visit Africa, sponsored by a UNESCO fellowship to study and record traditional African culture. In addition to Ghana, John and his wife Hazel visited Togo, the Republic of Benin and Nigeria over a six month period. Ghana had only just achieved its independence from Britain in March of that year. Biggers also illustrated eighty-three of his drawings from this African period in his book Ananse: The Web of Life in Africa published in 1962.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Cotton Picker.
          Oct. 19, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Cotton Picker.

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Cotton Picker. Conté crayon with gouache on illustration board, 1951. 1016x635 mm; 40x25 inches. Signed and dated in conté crayon, lower left. Provenance: private collection, Louisiana. John Biggers's masterfully executed drawing portrays the subject of labor in the systems of slavery and sharecropping in 19th and early 20th-century America. Earlier works by Biggers from this period, including Cotton Pickers, 1947 and The Harvesters, 1947, highlight the hardships and examine the countenance of the workers. The scale of the figure and interest in body features are akin to his teacher, Charles White, while the heavy cross-hatching to control the light and dark points of the image demonstrate his formal interests. The artist described his intent in an interview with Olive Jensen Theisen, 1995, "I'm trying to portray working people. I drew people I knew about. I knew the characteristics of hard-working people. Got a joy out of making hands and feet large, even more than faces. Workers have strong hands and bad feet. That's why my work emphasizes backs, hands, and feet. I spent a good deal of time looking at the physiques of people who had been doing hard labor. Lots of people became disgusted with me, portraying this." Theisen pg.26

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • John Anansa Thomas Biggers, American 1924-2001, Slice of Cotton
          Oct. 14, 2023

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers, American 1924-2001, Slice of Cotton

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers American, 1924-2001 Slice of Cotton 1995 oil on canvas 30 x 20 inches signed and dated

          Black Art Auction
        • John Anansa Thomas Biggers, American 1924-2001, Family Ark
          Oct. 14, 2023

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers, American 1924-2001, Family Ark

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Anansa Thomas Biggers American, 1924-2001 Family Ark 1992 color offset lithograph on cream wove paper 29-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches signed and dated on verso in pencil by the artist; this example is a printer's proof signed also by the master colorist at the Brandywine Workshop Printed and published by The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia. This print is also the center panel when used in the triptych (three separate lithographs) of the same name. Illustrated: Allan L. Edmunds, ed. and Halima Taha. Three Decades of American Printmaking: The Brandywine Workshop Collection pl. 150, p. 117.

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Midnight Hour
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Midnight Hour

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Midnight Hour 1995 color etching 18 x 13-1/2 inches (image) signed, titled, dated and numbered CTP 1/25

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Four Sisters
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Four Sisters

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Four Sisters 2000 linoleum cut on wove paper 9 x 12 inches (image) signed, titled, dated and numbered 42/75, 2nd edition Following the September 15, 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, John Biggers reflected on the lives lost of the four young girls who were killed while attending Sunday School. According to Olive Jensen Thiesen, Biggers also made three drawings in a single weekend, Give Me Two Wings, Man of Fire and Mother and Children, in direct response to the events of the Civil Rights struggle. Thiesen p. 68.

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Holy Family
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Holy Family

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Holy Family 1983 conte crayon on paper 27 x 22-1/2 inches signed; signed, titled and dated verso, with small artist's tag Provenance: acquired directly from the artist by Max Robinson. Robinson was the first African American network news anchor in the United States.

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Our Grandmothers
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Our Grandmothers

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Our Grandmothers 1994 book illustrated by John Biggers, text by Maya Angelou 22 x 17-3/4 inches Printed on hand-made paper at HMP Papermill; printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress; design by Dan Carr, lithographs printed at Trestle Editions. The Limited Editions Club. signed by Biggers and Angelou numbered 13 (edition of 400)

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Contribution of Negro Women in American Life and Education
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Contribution of Negro Women in American Life and Education

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Contribution of Negro Women in American Life and Education 1993 color lithograph on paper 12 x 35 inches (image) full margins signed, dated and AP in pencil by the artist

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, At Risk
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, At Risk

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 At Risk At Risk 1996 lithograph on wove paper 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches signed, numbered AP/8 in pencil

          Black Art Auction
        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Dau Fuskie
          May. 20, 2023

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Dau Fuskie

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Dau Fuskie Dau Fuskie (The First Race between the Turtle and the Hare) 1998 lithograph 10 x 13 3/4 inches signed, and "AP" (outside an edition of 200)

          Black Art Auction
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Victim.
          Apr. 06, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Victim.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Victim. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1965. 457x406 mm; 18x16 inches, full margins. Signed, dated, titled, and numbered 3/10 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this scarce print.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Upper Room.
          Apr. 06, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Upper Room.

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) The Upper Room. Color lithograph, 1984. 970x660 mm; 38x26 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 33/75 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Hand Graphics, Ltd., Santa Fe, with the blind stamp lower left.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis III.
          Apr. 06, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis III.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Metamorphosis III. Lithograph printed on cream wove paper, 1992. 762x546 mm; 30x21 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 55/70 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Hand Graphics, Santa Fe, NM, with the blind stamp, lower right.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • John Mason Brewer (American 1896-1975), Aunt Dicy Tales, Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas Negro, with Illustrations by John T. Biggers (American 1924-2001), Copyright 1956, Signed, Limited Edition Book, 328/400
          Feb. 14, 2023

          John Mason Brewer (American 1896-1975), Aunt Dicy Tales, Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas Negro, with Illustrations by John T. Biggers (American 1924-2001), Copyright 1956, Signed, Limited Edition Book, 328/400

          Est: $100 - $200

          John Mason Brewer (American 1896-1975), Aunt Dicy Tales, Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas Negro, with Illustrations by John T. Biggers (American 1924-2001), Copyright 1956, Signed, Limited Edition Book, 328/400, John Mason Brewer was a writer who primarily wrote about African American folklore in Texas. Brewer was the first African American to deliver a lecture series at the University of Arizona, the University of California, and the University of Colorado. He was also known for breaking the color barrier at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. John T. Biggers was an African American muralist who was a founding chairman of the Art Department at Texas State University for Negros, Houston (now Texas Southern University).

          Weschler's
        • JOHN BIGGERS TURTLE BY MICHAEL KAHLIL MIXED MEDIA
          Jan. 22, 2023

          JOHN BIGGERS TURTLE BY MICHAEL KAHLIL MIXED MEDIA

          Est: $350 - $550

          JOHN BIGGERS TURTLE BY MICHAEL KAHLIL MIXED MEDIA. Height: 31 in. by Width: 31 in.

          Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
        • John Biggers. "Our Grandmothers," printers proof
          Jan. 21, 2023

          John Biggers. "Our Grandmothers," printers proof

          Est: $2,600 - $8,000

          (American, 1924-2001). Lithograph printer's proof portfolio for the series "Our Grandmothers." five printers proofs with printer notations, together with a colophon from a final edition, pencil signed by John Biggers and ink signed by Maya Angelou, final series ed. of 400, print final size: 24 x 18 in., unframed, encased in a linen portfolio.

          Alex Cooper
        • John Biggers, Ananse The Web of Life in Africa, Limited Edition of 99, Signed "John Biggers" and Numbered "33"
          Jan. 10, 2023

          John Biggers, Ananse The Web of Life in Africa, Limited Edition of 99, Signed "John Biggers" and Numbered "33"

          Est: $30 - $50

          John Biggers, Ananse The Web of Life in Africa, Limited Edition of 99, Signed "John Biggers" and Numbered "33" From the Estate of Dr. James K. Hill

          Weschler's
        • John Biggers (NC/VA/TX, 1924-2001), Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star)
          Dec. 03, 2022

          John Biggers (NC/VA/TX, 1924-2001), Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star)

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          John Biggers (NC/VA/TX, 1924-2001), Our Grandmothers IV (Morning Star, Evening Star) lithograph on cream wove paper, 1994, pencil signed and numbered 46/60 lower margin, with full margins, from Our Grandmothers, matted and framed. Biggers created this series to illustrate Maya Angelou's poem, Our Grandmothers (1994). Image size 22 x 16 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 33 x 27 in. Born in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1924, John Biggers was one of the most significant African American artists of the twentieth century. He enrolled at Hampton University in Virginia - then Hampton Institute - where he planned to study plumbing, but after taking a class taught by the influential art educator Viktor Lowenfeld, his concentration shifted. Artistic highlights of his experience at Hampton Institute are inclusion of work in the 1943 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Young Negro Art, a compilation of selected works by Hampton students. Biggers also became friends with fellow students and artists Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White. Biggers was drafted for the US Navy in 1943, which at the time was still segregated, so he was stationed at Hampton and created preparatory military models for training purposes. Upon leaving the army, he transferred to Pennsylvania State University where he completed his Ph.D. in Art Education. He went on to accept a faculty position at Texas State University for Negroes in Houston (now Texas Southern University), where he founded and chaired the Art Department until his retirement. Private Collection, Durham, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

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        • John Biggers, 1924-2001, Beliphone
          Nov. 19, 2022

          John Biggers, 1924-2001, Beliphone

          Est: $500 - $700

          John Biggers 1924-2001 Beliphone 2000 lithograph on Rives paper 19-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches signed, dated, titled and numbered 28/50

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        • John Biggers, 1924-2011, The Four Sisters
          Nov. 19, 2022

          John Biggers, 1924-2011, The Four Sisters

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Biggers 1924-2011 The Four Sisters 2000 lithograph 9 x 12 inches (image) signed, titled, dated and numbered 38/75, 2nd edition

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