David C. Driskell
Artist and ScholarBook - 2006
As an artist, David C. Driskell has used many media to great effect in exploring the subjects of nature and culture, African and African American heritage, spirituality, family, and sociopolitics. As a scholar and educator, he has probably done more than anyone else to establish the study of African American art within the broader canon of American art scholarship. His scores of awards and honours include, perhaps most notably the National Humanities Medal. In 2001, the University of Maryland opened the David C. Driskell centre for the study of the African Diaspora in honour of his tenure there. Now retired, Driskell is a tireless lecturer and visiting professor, he continues to paint, print, design and draw. In his foreword to this book, Keith Morrison asserts that the achievements of David C. Driskell are as grand as Mount Everest. Anyone who knows Driskell would readily agree. David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar traces it's subject's personal, artistic, and scholarly journeys, lending context to his participation in and influence over pivotal movements in twentieth-century American art and society. Nearly two hundred images - reproductions of artworks, photographs of Driskell and his family, friends, and associates - supporting Julie McGee's knowledgeable and engaging text present the first biography and comprehensive monograph of one of our most respected artists and scholars. David C. Driscoll: Artist and Scholar is a long-overdue tribute to a great American.
Publisher: Petaluma, CA : Pomegranate, 2006.
Branch Call Number: B DRISKELL DAVID
Characteristics: 216 p. : (col) ill. ; 29 cm.