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Richard Powell

professor, Duke University

Dr. Richard J Powell, was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin for a three year term in 2007. He studied at Morehouse College and Howard University before earning his doctorate in art history at Yale University. Along with teaching courses in the arts of the African Diaspora, American art, and contemporary visual studies, he has written extensively on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, including such titles as *Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson* (1991), *Jacob Lawrence* (1992), and *Black Art: A Cultural History* (1997 & 2002). His latest book, *Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture* (2008), is about 19th, 20th, and 21st century portraits of peoples of African descent in paintings, photographs, graphic arts, and cinema.