Driskell holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University and nine Honorary Doctoral degrees. In 2000, Driskell was honored by President Bill Clinton as one of 12 recipients of the National Humanities Medal.  A publication, David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar by Julie L. McGee, detailing Driskell's life and work, was published in 2006.
Driskell is represented by DC Moore Gallery. His first exhibition at the gallery was held in October 2006.
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.