David C. Driskell

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Woman with Flowers by David Driskell, 1972

David C. Driskell (born June 7, 1931) is a scholar in the field of African-American art and an artist. Driskell is an emeritus professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Driskell holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University and nine Honorary Doctoral degrees.[1] In 2000, Driskell was honored by President Bill Clinton as one of 12 recipients of the National Humanities Medal. [1] A publication, David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar by Julie L. McGee, detailing Driskell's life and work, was published in 2006.[citation needed]

Driskell is represented by DC Moore Gallery. His first exhibition at the gallery was held in October 2006.[2]

Publications by Driskell[edit]

  • Amistad II: Afro-American Art, (editor), Nashville: Fisk University, 1975.
  • Two Centuries of Black American Art, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976. ISBN 0-87587-070-8
  • The Afro-American Collection, Fisk University, with Earl J. Hooks, Nashville: Fisk University, 1976.
  • David Driskell: a survey: Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, October 21-December 5, 1980, compiled and edited by Edith A. Tonelli, College Park, MD: University of Maryland Art Gallery, 1980.
  • Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America, introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell; essays by David Driskell, David Levering Lewis, and Deborah Willis Ryan, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987. ISBN 0-8109-1099-3
  • Introspectives: Contemporary Art by Americans and Brazilians of African descent, curators, Henry J. Drewal and David C. Driskell, Los Angeles: California Afro-American Museum, 1989.
  • African American Visual Aesthetics: a Postmodernist View, (editor) Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56098-605-0
  • The Other Side of Color: African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr., San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2001. ISBN 0-7649-1455-3
  • David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar, by Julie L. McGee, San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2006. ISBN 0-7649-3747-2

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  1. ^ a b "AWARDS & HONORS: 2000 NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDALIST: David C. Driskell". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "DC Moore Gallery, artist page". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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