Essay on African American Artists

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The multi-talented Camille Billops has found many different ways to express her artistic ability throughout her career. Her works that were done throughout her career was an expression of her life. Throughout the life of Camille she had many influences leading her into the art world. This paper has the artist going through her life coming up through the world as a student to a teacher then artist, and her works making her a legend. The way she met her husband and worked together to make the Hatch-Billops Collection. In her time as an artist she changed her work a few times. She started doing printmaking then changed to sculpture and film making. Throughout her life is what made her films. The trilogy of films makes her life public for …show more content…
Hatch also had two children with his first wife, Evelyn Marcussen during this time. In 1958, Hatch accepted a position as assistant professor of Theatre Arts at UCLA. In the 1960’s he met and traveled with Camille Billops and both fell in love and got married. Shortly after his return from Egypt in 1965, Hatch joined the faculty at the City College of New York as a lecturer in English. He was a consultant to the Institute of Dramatic Arts, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, in 1967, the New York City Board of Education, in 1969, the Institute in Dramatic Arts at North Carolina State University and the Afro-American Institute at Columbia University in 1970. He was a theatre specialist in India, Pakistan, and Ceylon for the U.S. Department of State, in 1968 and a lecturer in creative writing at Chautauqua Institute in 1969 and 1970. Hatch became an associate professor at City College in 1973 and was also a visiting professor at New York University. In 1975, Hatch co-founded the Hatch-Billops Collection Archives of Black American Cultural History, which is housed in New York City. Hatch married Camille Billops in September of 1983. They have one daughter, Christa Victoria.
The Hatch-Billops Collection, donated by filmmakers James Hatch and Camille Billops of Mom and Pop Productions, New York, is arranged in three series: General Film Publicity, 1937-1977; Monographs and Serials, 1960-1977; and Finding Christa, 1991-1995. The

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