The John T. Biggers Collection

Features 20 historic works from John Thomas Biggers (1924–2001) founder of the art department at Houston's Texas State University for Negroes (now Texas Southern University) in 1949.

John Thomas Biggers was an African American muralist born in Gastonia, North Carolina and attended the Lincoln Academy, the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), and then Pennsylvania State University from which he earned a doctorate in 1954. His works can be found at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, primarily in the campus library.

Works of John Biggers | Permanent Collection of the University Museum
Metamorphosis - Birth & Rebirth
Metamorphosis - Birth & Rebirth

Creator - John T Biggers Medium | Graphite on Conte paper

Adair Study
Adair Study

Creator John T. Biggers. Medium - Graphite on paper

East Texas Piecework Quilt-Sketch
East Texas Piecework Quilt-Sketch

Creator - John T. Biggers (1987) Medium - Photocopy & Watercolor

Double Portrait of Christina Adair
Double Portrait of Christina Adair

Creator - John T. Biggers. (1983) Medium - Conte on Paper

Contributions of Negro Women
Contributions of Negro Women

Contributions of Negro Women to American Life. Creator - John T. Biggers (1952-1953) Medium - Tempera on paper

Song of the Drinking Gourd (Mural)
Song of the Drinking Gourd (Mural)

Creator - John T. Biggers. (1984) Medium - Graphite on paper.