Abdul Rahman

Abdul Rahman


Abdul Rahman’s multifaceted career included occupations as an artist, lecturer, designer and educator. Rahman was part of the Weusi Artist Collective as Curator and Assistant Director of The Weusi Nyumba Ya Sanaa Gallery and Academy of Arts and Studies. Rahman was an active participant in the Harlem community. From 1967 to 1970, he was Director of The Afro Arts Cultural Center. During the years of 1969 to 1973, Rahman worked as a set designer at the Harlem Performance Center. Aside from his paintings and murals, Rahman also designed theatrical sets for Ed Bullins play It Has No Choice at The American Place Theater, created album covers for James Brown’s There It Is record, and illustrated the cover of William R. Myers’ The Black Musicians Catalogue that won the Printing Industries of Metropolitan New York Inc. Certificate of Achievement.

we were prepared


We Were Prepared by Abdul Rahman


Title: We Were Prepared
Artist: Abdul Rahman (b. 1932)            
Date: 1976
Medium: oil on canvas                        
44 x 43 inches
Accession Number: H77.58









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