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Barkley Leonnard Hendricks

 (1945 - 2017)
Barkley Leonnard Hendricks was active/lived in Connecticut, New York.  Barkley Hendricks is known for black portrati figure social commentary painting.

Barkley Leonnard Hendricks

"Barkley L. Hendricks, Portraitist of a New Black Pride, Dies at 72"
The New York Times, by William Grimes, April 21, 2017

Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter who gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters, died on Tuesday in New London, Conn. He was 72.

His wife, Susan, said that the cause was a cerebral hemorrhage.

While touring Europe as an undergraduate art student in the mid-1960s, Mr. Hendricks fell in love with the portrait style of artists like van Dyck and Velázquez. His immersion in the Western canon, however, left him troubled. In his visits to the museums and churches of Britain, Italy, Spain and the Netherlan  ...  Displaying 750 of 8151 characters.

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About  Barkley Leonnard Hendricks

Born:  1945 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   2017 - New London, Connecticut
Known for:  black portrati figure social commentary painting