An artist first and foremost, Felrath Hines (1913-1993) worked to create universal visual idioms from a place of complex personal experience, though known to be “color blind
” in his relationships with friends and acquaintances,
Hines’s life in 20th century American society was as vibrant as his ever-more-subtle works of art. Hines’s figurative and cubist-style artwork morphed into soft-edged organic abstracts as he grappled with hues in his chosen oil medium. The New York art worldvwas small when he arrived there in the early 1960s, especially for African American artists, who were routinely marginalized by prestigious galleries and museums.
Hines’s fellow artist
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