David C. Driskell: Artist and Humanitarian

SAT, FEB 16, 2008 (1:10:09)

Artist, educator, historian, curator, and humanitarian David C. Driskell talks about his southern upbringing, his education in at Howard and Catholic Universities, and the many people with whom his life has intersected. He discusses artists Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, and how they helped to set the stage for Driskell's remarkably productive and influential life.

+ BIO: David C. Driskell

Born in 1931 into a family of Georgia sharecroppers, David C. Driskell is today a renowned painter and collector of art, as well as one of the leading authorities on the subject of African American art and the black artist in American society. His paintings can be found in major museums and private collections worldwide. Driskell's contributions to scholarship in the history of art include many books and more than 40 catalogues for exhibitions he has curated. His essays on the subject of African American art have appeared in major publications throughout the world.

High Museum of Art