Wadsworth A. Jarrell was active/lived in New York, Illinois, District Of Columbia, Georgia. Wadsworth Jarrell is known for Abstract painting, elongated figures, playful children, African-American themes.
Biography Wadsworth Jarrell
Wadsworth Jarrell (1929 - )
Born in Albany, Georgia,Wadsworth Jarrell's artworks continue to capture recurring themes of the working life of African-Americans in Chicago, as well as the sights and sounds of jazz musicians.
After serving in Korea with the U.S. Army, Jarrell moved to Chicago and, inspired by his first museum visits, enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1954-58). In the late 1960's, he opened WJ Studio and Gallery, where he hosted regional artists and musicians. His gallery became an important focal point for African-American art in Chicago .
In the mid 1960's, following tumultuous local racial violence, Jarrell became involved in the Organization of Black American Culture
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