Richard J. Powell
Richard J. Powell has written on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, including such titles as Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (1991) and Black Art: A Cultural History (2002). His latest book is Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008). Powell has also helped organize numerous exhibitions, most notably: Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (1997); To Conserve A Legacy: American Art at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (1999); and Back to Black: Art, Cinema, and the Racial Imaginary (2005). From 2007 until 2010, Powell was Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin.