James van der Zee - Couple with a Cadillac (detail), 1932

James Van Der Zee

United States 1886 - 1983

Photography

James Van Der Zee
James Van Der Zee
Male
United States
1886
March 28, 2013

James Van Der Zee was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance – a cultural, social, and artistic explosion during the 1920s.

Featured image: James van der Zee – Couple with a Cadillac (detail), 1932

A Century of Harlem Renaissance, a Groundbreaking Moment in American Art and Culture

On the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a show illuminating the visual art and material culture of the movement.

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