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David C. Driskell

Born, 1931 in Eatonton, Georgia

Artist, curator, collector, and Professor, David C. Driskell is a figure of immeasurable importance in African American art history. He was for many years Chairman, Department of Art, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee.

From the jacket of the 2002 Pomegranate Publications book, Charles White that was the first instalment of The David C. Driskell Series of African American ArtCharles White, written by Andrea Barnwell. It was in many respects the most comprehensive monograph to date on the celebrated, late Los Angeles-based African-American artist Charles White.  The flyleaf of the publication contained the following text:

David C. Driskell, retired as distinguished University Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Maryland, where he taught for twenty-two years, is a painter and the author of several essays and books. His own paintings are in many public and private collections throughout the world. A noted curator, scholar, and lecturer, Driskell is also a collector of art; an exhibition of his personal collection has toured museums in the United States.

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