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DeCarava, Roy


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  • Fuller Name

    • Roy Rudolph
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    • Carava, Roy De
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    • De Carava, Roy
  • Sources

    • found: His The sweet flypaper of life, 1955.
    • found: New York times WWW site, Oct. 29, 2009(in obituary published Oct. 28: Roy DeCarava; b. Roy Rudolph DeCarava, Dec. 9, 1919, New York; d. Tuesday [Oct. 27, 2009], Manhattan, aged 89; child of a single mother in Harlem who turned that neighborhood into his canvas, becoming one of the most important photographers of his generation by chronicling the lives of its ordinary people and its jazz giants)
    • found: Los Angeles Times, Roy DeCarava dies at 89, Oct. 29, 2009, viewed July 17, 2014(b. in Harlem, New York City, of a Jamaican mother and an American-born father who separated when he was a child; moved from photojournalism to teaching in the late 1960s, first at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, and then Hunter College, starting in 1975)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(DeCarava, Roy; photographer, illustrator, art teacher; born 09 December 1919 in Harlem, New York, United States; studied at Cooper Union School of Art; studied at the Harlem Community Art Center and worked making silkscreen posters for the Works Progress Administration; Perper's Forty-fourth Street Gallery hosted DeCarava's first exhibition of photographs (1950); became the first African American photographer to be awarded the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship (1952); joined the faculty of Hunter College (1975), where since 1988 he has served as Distinguished Professor of Art of the City of New York; awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2006; died 27 October 2009 in New York, New York, United States)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(DeCarava, Roy; photographer, illustrator, art teacher; born 09 December 1919 in Harlem, New York, United States; attended the Harlem Community Art Center; studied at the George Washington Carver Art School (1944-1945); best known for publishing The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955); photographed jazz musicians like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday, which were included in The Sound I Saw: Improvisation on a Jazz Theme (2001); taught at Hunter College (1975-2000's); honors include, first African-American photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1952); recipient of a National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of Arts (2006); died 27 October 2009 in New York, New York, United States)
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