"Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio" (1905 - 1998, American artist who painted and influenced others during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond)

Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio, 1937 or with kitten supervising from her shoulder (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Art is usually the perfect medium to get kids expressing their creative juices at an early age. Studies have show that kids that do art are better equipped at problem solving and thinking outside of the box Here is a list of African artists we discovered who are making great art pieces.

A list of African Artists To Inspire Kids To Do Art

"Sugar shack" by Ernie barnes is one of my favorite paintings for as long as i could remember. My grandparents had this painting in their house it brings so many pleasant memories i plan to buy this for my first apartment !

Classic Album Series: Marvin Gaye – I Want You. Album cover painting is called "Sugar Shack" by Ernie Barnes, also was used in the TV show "Good Times".

The great African-American artist Ernie Barnes.

The great African-American artist Ernie Barnes.

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