Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas on May 26, 1899. Growing up influenced by his mother’s love for watercolor painting, Douglas developed an interest in art early on. After graduating from Topeka High School in 1917, he embarked on a journey pursuing the creative arts, attending the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1922. He eventually relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, where he shared his love of art with the students of Lincoln High School, an elite public high school for black students. Read more