James Van Der Zee

Photographer, Visual Artist

1886 – 1983

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Who was James Van Der Zee?

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. Aside from the artistic merits of his work, Van Der Zee produced the most comprehensive documentation of the period. Among his most famous subjects during this time were Marcus Garvey, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Countee Cullen.

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Born
Jun 29, 1886
Lenox
Also known as
  • James VanDerZee
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
May 15, 1983

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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