Curator Picks: Artists to Celebrate This Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Artsy asked curators Legacy Russell, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Zoe Whitley, and Ashley James to share inspiring artists from Africa and the African Diaspora. Below, discover the painters, sculptors, designers, and performance artists beloved by these influential curators, from the 20th-century woodcarver Elijah Pierce to the masterful contemporary figurative painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. For more, explore each curator’s takeover of Artsy’s Instagram throughout the month of February.

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