Art : Betye Saar And Charles White

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Art is something that is often overlooked and never appreciated. What constitute as art depends on individuals and their interest. There are numerous art styles that contribute to the different styles of art. Famous artist Betye Saar and Charles White both contribute to the idea that art can be done in different ways, styles and methods. Betye Saar and Charles White were two African American artist who were very successful though they had two different styles of art.
Feminist artist Betye Saar was born on July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Her father died when she was five years old; after that her family moved to Pasadena, California. To make a living for the family, Saar’s mother became a seamstress and also recycled and reused a lot of daily scraps that weren’t used to make things that her children needed. The remaking and looking over everyday house things influences some of Betye Saar’s later work. Betye Saar’s art career began in 1945 where she went to The University of California Los Angeles and majored in design. She received a bachelor’s in design in 1949 but worked as a social worker and continued design on the side. She back to college, California State University at Long Beach, in 1958 to get a degree in education in which she was very successful in receiving. In Long Beach, Saar was introduced to and got very acquainted with printmaking. This was the start of her artistic career and soon she began to do artwork that incorporated various themes such as…

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