George McCalman on Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen
Artist and author George McCalman introduces his new book, Illustrated Black History, which reimagines our idea of Black history with a series of vivid portraits of 145 Black pioneers throughout America’s four-hundred-year history. Each is celebrated with a painting or drawing accompanied by a brief biography of their contribution to activism, science, politics, business, medicine, technology, food, entertainment, or the arts.
A book signing will follow the illustrated presentation.
George McCalman is a senior lecturer in graphic design at California College of the Arts and an illustrator for the San Francisco Chronicle’s monthly “Observed” column. His studio, McCalman.co, is based in San Francisco.