Not (Just) Dead White Guys: Coloring Book, Learning Resouce, and Print Release

Not (Just) Dead White Guys: Coloring Book, Learning Resouce, and Print Release

Written by:
Lillie Therieau
Aug 13, 2021

So what do Michelangelo, Leonardo Davinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso all have in common? Well, apparently, they’re the only artists anyone wants to talk about. 

Oh, and they’re all (long) dead white guys. 

If you go by the art curriculums in most classrooms, artists are mostly old, white, male, and dead. They mostly painted horseback riding, war, and nude ladies. You have to pay $35 to go to a museum and see their artwork.

This isn’t to say that there’s no value in Old Masters’ paintings, but rather that it’s already been pretty well established. In fact, I’d say it’s been beaten to death. 

It’s time to move on! 

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing artists from diverse backgrounds out there, living and dead, who we should be learning from. In fact, at IPaintMyMind, we believe that representation and diversity in art history and art education has the power to inspire, connect, and empower. 

 

A New Solution by IPaintMyMind x Kat Sampson

That’s why we’re so thrilled to announce Not (Just) Dead White Guys, a project to establish a new art canon for teachers, students, and art lovers alike! 

Through a collaboration with Kat Sampson, we’ve developed a series of 24 full color portraits, representing 24 iconic, influential, and under-appreciated artists throughout history. They span history, the continents, mediums, and styles. Twelve of the artists are contemporary and working today, paired with twelve other important artists who have died. 

okeeffe color

murakami color

basquite color

kusama color

We’ll be releasing the two prints as a timed release in the IPMM shop on between August 20th and September 13th. There will be one print of the 12 artist portraits that are alive, and one print of the 12 dead artist portraits released. 

final grid alive w names

final grid deceased wnames

Two NJDWG Releases – Print and Book!

We’ll be releasing the two prints as a timed release in the IPMM shop on Friday, August 20th. There will be one print of the 12 artist portraits that are alive, and one print of the 12 dead artist portraits released. That means you can only buy the two prints between Aug 20th – Sept 13th!!

You can purchase the prints here.

And that’s not all! We’ll also be releasing a coloring book and learning guide, featuring a finished portrait of each artist by Kat Sampson, a black line version of each of the artist print for you to color in, and a companion artist bio with info about them and their life! 

You can purchase the Not (Just) Dead White Guys Coloring Book via the IPMM shop on Monday, September 13th.

In the meantime, make sure to follow along on Instagram, as we post one of the 24 portraits starting on August 20th, everyday until the timed print release ends!

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Written by:
Lillie Therieau
Aug 13, 2021

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