Collecting African American Art effectively dispels the misconception that the hobby of art collecting is reserved solely for the wealthy. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with almost 200 works by a wide range of artists, readers will find practical guidelines for becoming an informed collector, including specific criteria for working with dealers. This guide presents both new and established artists and identifies dealers throughout the nation specializing in the field. Insightful and accessible, it is the first book to define the role of the collector of African American art. The result is a unique and essential guide to developing a meaningful and rewarding collection.