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 Robert H. Colescott  (1925 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: Arizona/California      Known for: mod satire-genre, crowds-objects

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BIOGRAPHY for Robert Colescott
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Birth
1925 (Oakland, California)
 
Death
2009 (Tucson, Arizona)

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Arizona/California

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Black American Artists
Robert H. Colescott, born in Oakland, California in 1925, was a painter of Afro-American life and social commentary in a semi-abstract, antic, cartoon, anecdotal style related in composition to the early Cubism of French artists Marc Chagall and Fernand Leger, with whom he studied in Paris for a year.

Of his figurative painting, it was written that his "garishly, powerful canvases lampooned racial and sexual stereotypes with rakish imagery, lurid colors, and almost tangible glee.  . (showing 500 of 4302 characters).



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