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David Driskell

 (born 1931)
David Clyde Driskell is active/lives in Maryland, District Of Columbia.  David Driskell is known for abstract painting-African American themes, collage, non objective, graphics.

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David Driskell


A painter of images based on nature and African-American art, David Driskell is also a scholar, curator, teacher, and collector of African-American art. He credits much of his interest and success to James A. Porter, an art history professor with whom he studied at Howard University.

Driskell was born in Eatonton, Georgia, into a sharecropper family who moved when he was age five to North Carolina in the Appalachian mountains. He lived there until 1951, when he began attendance at Howard University. His family had a tradition of artist creativity. His grandfather was a sculptor, carving ornaments from wood bark; his father, a Baptist minister, painted religious themes; and his mother was a quilter.

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About  David Driskell

Born:  1931 - Eatonton, Georgia
Known for:  abstract painting-African American themes, collage, non objective, graphics