Considered the leading painter and illustrator of the
Harlem Renaissance, Douglas explored
African themes and sought to make his cultural heritage
relevant to contemporary African-American experience.
produced more than 3,000 drawings and paintings, 22
bronze sculptures, a novel, a Broadway play, and over 100
articles and stories during his career, almost all of
which dealt with some aspect of Western life, with a lot
of emphasis on "Cowboys and Indians."
was one of the most prolific and well-known painters in
art history, as well as a creator of photographic silk
screen prints, movie producer, sculptor, video artist,
author, and performance artist.
gained his greatest fame as the illustrator of two major
books on Western history -- McCoy's Historic Sketches
of the Cattle Trade and W.E. Webb's Buffalo Land.