I have been looking at an interesting selection on Pinterest - People of Color in European art history. There are a number of them in historical paintings, but very few are engaged in any kind of artistic endeavor. Lots of servants and pages, or warriors, or some kind of religios images, but I found only one artist, one performer (circus?), and none with a book. Below are two images: of an artist and a performer. I love them both - so much character and joy in either subject, but neither has an artist's name. I wonder if anyone knows who painted those two?