Aaron Douglas

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Aaron Douglas About

Painter and illustrator associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for “Power Plant, Harlem” and other works. He was called the Father of African-American Arts.

Life Before Becoming Famous

He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and moved to New York City three years later. His illustrations adorned works by James Weldon Johnson and Countee Cullen.

Other Informations

He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1939 and established the Art Department at Fisk University.

Family Life

His parents, Aaron and Elizabeth Douglas, were residing in Topeka, Kansas, when he was born. He inherited his love of painting from his mother.


He and Langston Hughes were both well-known figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

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