|Rev. M.L. King, by Burton Silverman, 1956|
The two 28-year-old artists were witnesses to the protest events in which Dr. Martin Luther King rose to national prominence.
|Drawings from the Montgomery Protests by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman, 1956|
They produced over 90 drawings directly from life, in bus stations, courtrooms, churches and people's homes.
They were fully aware they were covering pivotal historical events, but they tried to capture universal human emotions, rather than making political statements.
|Drawing by Harvey Dinnerstein|
|Monroe Street Market by Harvey Dinnerstein|
The drawings were published in newspapers, magazines, and print portfolios. Some were given to museums. In 2004 the Delaware Art Museum presented 38 of the drawings in the exhibition "Glorious Dignity: 45 Drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott," followed by a 50th anniversary exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Art.
The quotes are from Painting Peopleby Burt Silverman.
Burton Silverman's website
Harvey Dinnerstein on Wikipedia