Profile: Jordan Casteel (1989-)

Jordan Casteel was born in 1989 in Denver, Colorado. She now lives and works in New York. Since graduating with an MFA from Yale University in 2014, Casteel has received acclaim for her painted portraits depicting black men. Long committed to social justice, Casteel was working as a teacher in Colorado and painting in the evenings when she realized that she needed to devote herself … Continue reading Profile: Jordan Casteel (1989-)

African Art Influence

Introduction What was once considered to be primitive art by Westerners African art is now appreciated for its aesthetic value. Where as it was once generally believed that African artist lacked true artistic ability they are now appreciated for their superb talents. This change in appreciation for the art of Africa began in the early twentieth century when such artists as Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, … Continue reading African Art Influence