Billops, Camille

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Born 1933, died 2019. Billops is an internationally known sculptor, printmaker, photographer and filmmaker. In 1975, Billops and her husband, Black theatre historian, James Hatch, founded a non-profit research library of African American historical documents focusing on the arts called the Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. The archive boasts a collection of oral histories, slides, photograph, and art. Billops was a long time friend and colleague of master printer, Robert Blackburn, with whom she assisted in establishing the first printmaking workshop in Asilah, Morocco in 1978. Camille Billops’ works can be found in the permanent collections of the Jersey City Museum, and the Museum of Drawers, Switzerland. She has participated in exhibitions worldwide, including the Gallerie Akhenaton, Cairo, Egypt; Hamburg, Germany; Kaohsiung, Taiwan and others.

1973

I Am Black, I Am Black, I Am Dangerously Black Relief I: 11" x 17" P: 29.5" x 22.25"

I Starve for Poetry, 2008

I Starve for Poetry, 2008

Aquatint I: 11” x 8” P: 17.5” x 13”

Had I Know, 1973

Had I Know, 1973

Relief etching I: 8.25” x 11.5” P: 14.75” x 17.5”

Had I Known, 1973

Had I Known, 1973

Aquatint I: 8” x 11.5” P: 13” x 16.5”

For Japanese with Mirrors, 1975

For Japanese with Mirrors, 1975

Etching (Relief Print) I: 16" x 12" P: 26" x 20"

Brown on Black Dancers, 1976

Brown on Black Dancers, 1976

Relief Print I: 18.5" x 13.75" P: 29.5" x 22.25"