David Driskell (Maryland/District of Columbia, b. 1931) “The Sentinel” egg tempera on paper, half portrait depicting a figure against a patterned background. Signed “Driskell” upper right. Hinge mounted to mat, unframed. Part of original sales tag (torn) en verso, also titled in pen en verso. Image – 9 1/2″ H x 7 1/2″ W. Mat – 14″ H x 11 1/2″ W. Mid/late 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. Biography: An artist, scholar, curator, and collector, David Driskell is a world authority on African-American art. In addition to receiving thirteen honorary degrees and numerous awards, including three Rockefeller fellowships and the National Humanities Medal from President Bill Clinton, Driskell has curated more than thirty-five exhibitions on black artists. His own paintings and collages have been included in countless national and international shows. (source: The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC) CONDITION: Light toning, overall good condition.
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