Emory Douglas | the artist

The artist Emory Douglas
Born 1943, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Lives and works in San Francisco, USA, .

Style and technique of the artist: Printmakers, Painting, Sydney Biennale,

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Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas traces the graphic art made by Emory Douglas while he worked as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until its discontinuation in the early 1980s. Douglas’s powerful visuals helped define the trademark visual style of the group’s newspapers, posters, and pamphlets. Douglas’s substantial body of work exists as a powerful graphic record of the Black Panthers’ legacy, reflecting their development and evolving mission to improve the lives of African Americans by calling for resistance and change, as well providing social services to their communities…

I was 16 years old, and after having read the Black Panther newspaper and most of my older brother’s Black history and literature books that he brought home from UCLA, I was convinced that this was my calling. I had heard from my brother and his college friends that the brothers up north in Oakland had a program to deal with the ‘man.

Revolutionary art

mory Douglas has lived in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California since 1951. Douglas was the appointed Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party in Oakland from 1967 until its demise in the early 1980s. Trained as a commercial artist during his time spent in prison, his revolutionary designs featured in the Party’s posters and newspapers, which were distributed widely across the United States…