Peter Brooke
Michael Canning
Lynne Clibanoff
Amze Emmons
Steven Ford
Nona Hershey
David Kelso
David Shapiro
Rachel Selekman
Donald Teskey
Shelley Thorstensen
Cheryl Warrick
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Judith Rothschild
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Dox Thrash

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Dox Thrash

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Born 1893, Griffin, Georgia; died 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Selected Exhibitions

1933 First Harmon Foundation Exhibition
1938 WPA Prints Philadelphia Museum of Art
1939 New York World's Fair
1942 Howard University (solo)
1944 Philadelphia Art Alliance (solo)
1945 The Pyramid Club (solo)
1948 Smithsonian Institute (solo)
1970 James A. Porter Gallery
1987 Philadelphia Free Library (solo)
1989 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery (solo)
1995 National Museum of American Art
1994-97 Alone in a Crowd: Prints by African Americans from the Collection of Dave & Reba Williams (traveling Museum Exhibition)
1994-95 The Harriet & Harmon Kelley Collection of African American Art, organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art
1997 Prized Impressions: Gifts from the Print Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art
1998 Major Prints Dolan/Maxwell at the National Black Fine Art Show, New York City
2000 An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2001-03 Dox Thrash: African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago & St. Louis Art Museum (solo)
2003 African American Artists, 1929-1945, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
2009 The Harmon & Harriet Kelly Collection of African American Art: Work on Paper, Amon Carter Museum
2009 The Century of Jazz Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona Musee du Quai Branly de Paris; Museo de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
2013 African American Artists and the Great Migration, Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savanah GA
2014: Dox Thrash: An American Journey from Griffin Georgia to Philadelphia, Georgia College Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum
2015: Dox Thrash: An American Journey from Griffin Georgia to Philadelphia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
2015: Five Decades: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1925-1976, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2016 The Color Line: African America Artists and Segregation, Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac, Paris
2018 Dox Thrash, Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
2018 1939 Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
2019 Dox Thrash, Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint, Galleries at Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
2019 Dox Thrash, Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint, Ft Wayne Art Museum, IN


Selected Collections

Amon Carter Museum
Asheville Art Museum
Baltimore Museum of Art
British Museum
Bryn Mawr College
Cleveland Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Art
Free Library of Philadelphia
Grinnell College
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
Independence Seaport Museum
Library of Congress
Lincoln University
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mary and Leigh Block Gallery
Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University
PA Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Smithsonian Museum
St Louis Museum of Art
University of Georgia Art Museum
Telfair Art Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Whitney Museum of Art
Wolfsonian Foundation
Woodmere Art Museum

Selected Bibliography

-Alone in a Crowd: Prints of the 1930’s and 1940’s by African American Artists from the collection of Dave & Reba Williams, Washburn Press, 1993
-Beardon, Romare, and Harry Henderson, A History of African American Artists from 1792 to the Present, NY, Pantheon, 1993
-The Harriet and Harmon Kelley Collection of African American Art, San Antonio
Museum of Art, 1994
-Porter, James A., Modern Negro Art, 3rd Ed.,Washington, DC, Howard University
Press, 1992
-Locke, Alain, The Negro in Art, Washington, DC, Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1940
-Thrash, Dox, History of My Life, in Ruth Fine, Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art (exhibition catalogue), Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976
-U.S. Works Projects Administration, The Carborundum Print, WPA Technical Series, Art Circular No. 5, Washington, DC, 1940
-Bridging Identities: Dox Thrash as African American and Artist, Smithsonian Studies in American Art, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 1990
-Ittmann, John, Dox Thrash–African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered University of Washington Press and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fall 2001
-Messinger, Lisa, African American Artists, 1929-1945, University of Yale Press and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winter 2003
-The Century of Jazz/ El Segle del Jazz/, Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona