David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints

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Sep 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, Ph.D., will exhibit a selection of his prints in Easton for the first time. Dr. Driskell (born 1931, Eatonton, Georgia) is a widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. He began making prints in 1952 while attending Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was introduced to lithography and woodcuts. Printmaking has remained a favorite medium throughout his career. As he often did not have access to a printing press, he came to rely on the traditional manual method of producing relief prints, by rubbing the back of the paper with a wooden spoon. Like the painter’s brush, a simple tool such as the spoon links the artist’s mind, eye, and hand directly to the work. Driskell noted: “I am not trying to make Black art. I am trying to make my art. I make cultural connections in my work through imagery that is meaningful to me, but it’s not about my identity.”

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • David Driskell

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