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Herbert Gentry: the man, the master, the magic

Smithsonian Institution Collection Search Center http://collections.si.edu/search/record/siris_sil_912608# Herbert Gentry : the man, the master, the magic Author: G.R. N'Namdi Gallery Subject: Gentry, Herbert 1919-2003 Physical description: 157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm Type: Biography, Catalogs Place: France-Paris, Sweden-Stockholm, United States Date: 2008, 20th century Topic:  African American painters, Painting, Modern, Expatriate artists, Artists, African American art Call number: ND237.G34 H47 2008 Notes: Essays by Mary Anne Rose, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Brenda K. Delany,... [more]
Posted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on 2/14/13

BLACK DETROIT/Visions of Our 44th President

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Posted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on 2/13/13

Ziarah Najjar by Hasnul J. Saidon

Jiwa Halus (Fine Heart) ripples and reflections of Hasnul J Saidon May peace prevails upon all beings on the earth and beyond   FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2011 ZIARAH NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSSAWIR - FROM A PRISON CELL TO A MOSQUE IN KUALA KANGSAR When I took a picture of Najjar praying in the serene and sublime prayer hall under the majestic dome of the iconic Ubuddiyah mosque of Kuala Kangsar, I had to hold by breath. I had to restrain my tears (or perhaps, macho'ness'). There he was, a man who used to shoot someo... [more]
Posted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on 2/11/13

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir: The BlackArtistNews Interview 2011

ON THE EVE OF HIS EXHIBIT VOICE FROM A CREATIVE SOUL AT THE AFRICA INTERNATIONAL HOUSE USA/CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART & CULTURE IN CHICAGO, ARTIST/EDUCATOR NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSAWWIR SPOKE CANDIDLY ABOUT ART, LIFE AND GOOD TIMES. Najjar Abdul-Musawwir. Courtesy of the artist. When internationally acclaimed artist, teacher and self-described “community cultural worker” Najjar Abdul-Musawwir speaks, he does so with jazzed dexterity. He rhythmically riffs off a question with perfect pitch and studied precision;  his tone gracefully responds to the moment by either accelerating in excitement or softening in seriousness. And even though his words, at times, expanded the pe... [more]
Posted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on 2/11/13

Najjar Abdul- Musawwir works to illustrate faith, culture, history through his art

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2004 AT 3:51PM Artist Najaar Abdul- Musawwir said a woman once inquired about his work during a showing at a New York gallery. He said the question related not to the ideas present in the work or even what moved him to create it, but instead to the origin behind it.After mentioning his work relied somewhat on ideas pertaining to the Islamic faith, she had only one question for him."Why don't you do more work about us? The African American experience is enough to deal with, why do you have to deal with Islam too?"Abdul- Musawwir, who is an assistant professor in the School... [more]
Posted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on 2/11/13