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John Biggers

A longtime Houston resident, artist John Biggers explained that he saw his art "as a responsibility to reflect the spirit and style of the Negro people." Biggers achieved recognition as an artist for his drawings and sculptures, but he is best known for his murals, which now form a rich part of Houston's visual landscape.

Image: John Biggers working on a drawing of two women in his studio, 1979. Photo by Earlie Hudnall, courtesy of Earlie Hudnall.

Audio: Houston Public Media