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Aaron Douglas
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:78
Birth Date:May 26, 1900
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:February 3, 1979
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Occupation:Artist/Painter

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AARON DOUGLAS
Aaron Douglas

Biography:Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1900 - February 3, 1979) was a U.S. painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Douglas was known for his abstract, 2-dimensional black and white paintings. Douglas broke down figures of traditional African styles into geometric objects. He painted human figures as symbols of all African Americans. He wanted people to understand their spiritual identity. Douglas was often called the “Father of African-American art.”

A native of Topeka, Kansas, Douglas received his B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1922. In 1928-29, he studied in Paris on a grant from the Barnes Foundation. In 1937, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he founded the Art Department at Fisk University and taught for 29 years. Douglas’ use of African design brought him to the attention of W. E. B. DuBois and Alain Locke. They were pressing for young African-American artists to express their African heritage and African-American folk culture in their art.

Aaron Douglas’ art illustrated the ‘New Negro’ philosophy. He painted murals for all sorts of public buildings and produced illustration and cover designs for many black publications such as “The Crisis" and "Opportunity.” His most famous illustrations were for James Weldon Johnson’s book of poetic sermons, “God’s Trombones.” His artistic views have a lasting impression and influence on artistic themes of African American heritage and racial pride.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Chinese Horoscope for Aaron Douglas
Includes characteristics and Vices
Aaron Douglas's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 31, 1900 - February 18, 1901
Birthday: May 26, 1900

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Appeal
Influence
Thrift
Sociability
Intellectual Skill
Charisma
Vices:
Nervousness
Verbosity
Acquisitiveness
Thirst for Power
Guile
Meddling


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Aaron Douglas's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: May 26, 1900

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Aaron Douglas's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: May 26, 2010

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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