John Thomas Riddle
(1934 - 2002)
John Thomas Riddle was active/lived in California, Georgia. John Riddle is known for sculptor and painting-Black American themes, commercial artist.
Biography John Thomas Riddle
Beginning his career as a figurative artist, John Riddle altered his focus as a result of the Watts riots to themes of African Americans. He explored their harsh conditions in south-central Los Angeles and from the debris left from the riots, created welded-steel sculptures expressing those ideas. One work, "The Ghetto Merchant," was created from a cash register from a fire-gutted store.
Riddle became curator of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.
Source: "Scottsdale Tribune," 03/11/2002
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