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African Americans in the visual arts by Steven Otfinoski

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Published by Facts on File in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • African American art,
  • African American artists -- Biography -- Dictionaries

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Edition Notes

StatementSteven Otfinoski.
GenreBiography, Dictionaries
SeriesA to Z of African Americans
LC ClassificationsN6538.N5 O86 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 272p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23614604M
ISBN 109780816078400
LC Control Number2009027202

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