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The Recent Paintings of Winston Branch (Fisk)

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1973
Published by: Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University
Year published: 1973
Number of pages: 10

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Hugely important catalogue for an exhibition titled The Recent Paintings of Winston Branch, shown at Fisk University’s Carl Van Vechten Gallery, October 14 - November 9, 1973. “This exhibition arranged on the occasion of the visit of Winston Branch to Fisk University. Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art, September 26 - November 25, 1973.” 

from the Foreword to the catalogue The Recent Paintings of Winston Branch, written by David C. Driskell, Chairman, Department of Art:

Winston Branch went to London from his native St. Lucia to live 14 years ago. Since that time he has pursued major courses of study in the fine arts at institutions such as the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College, London and the British Academy in Rome, where he was the recipient of the Prix de Rome, distinguishing himself as one of Great Britain’s most promising young painters…. That he has been able to forge ahead as a black painter whose artistic merit in the European cultural community is now becoming internationally known speaks loudly of his dedication to the craft of painting and the talent which he has demonstrated in his work.”

The catalogue was printed in an edition of 1000 and this catalogue is number 365.

Acknowledgements and Credits

Foreword, David C. Driskell

On Communicating, short statement by Robert L. Hall, Curator, University Galleries, Fisk University

Personal Statement



A portrait of the artist appears on the catalogue cover, and three monochrome reproductions of Branch’s paintings appear in the catalogue.

Related people

»  Winston Branch

Born, 1947 in Castries, St Lucia

»  David C. Driskell

Born, 1931 in Eatonton, Georgia

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University

Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America