Black History Names: Women Artist Activists

Black history viewed through the paintings, sculpture and photography of women artists

For Black History Month this year we celebrate the women fine artists whose activism is reflected in their bold paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts, several of which expose African-American stereotypes and other forms of racism. (By Linda Rosenkrantz)


Xaviera Simmons’s work spans photography, performance, video and sculpture. Pronounced zah-vee-AIR-ah, this name, in the current era of love for X names, might be picked up by some adventurous namers.

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peach Says:

February 5th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Very interesting post! As a creative person who enjoys art and culture (as well as names) I appreciate nameberry highlighting women artists. Amalia, Augusta, and Xaviara stand out to me.

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February 11th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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