This book, drawn from the NMAA's collection of works by more than 100 African American artists, is an invaluable guide to the art and lives of thirty-one of these artists. It encompasses works from the early 1800s to the present by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Lois Mailou Jones, Romare Bearden, Robert Thompson, and many others. Used as required reading for several college art courses.Outstanding in every way. The essays about each artist are a graceful blend of history, biography and art criticism ... the variety of the works amazes, and the color reproductions are beautiful. -- MultiCultural ReviewThe diverse collection of art and artists in Free Within Ourselves will awe, inspire and educate. -- UpscalePerry, Regenia A. is the author of 'Free within Ourselves: African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art' with ISBN 9781566400725 and ISBN 1566400724.