David C. Driskell

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Woman with Flowers by David Driskell, 1972
The University of Maryland, College Park Art Gallery celebrated its 50th anniversary on Feb. 24, 2016 with a memorable art exhibition. Among those attending were President Wallace Loh and his wife, Barbara, on the left; and Prof. David C. Driskell, along with Prof. Dagmar R. Henney, on the right. Photo courtesy University of Maryland Art Gallery, used with permission.

David C. Driskell (born June 7, 1931, Eatonton, Georgia)[1] is an artist and a scholar in the field of African-American art. 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.[2] In 2000, Driskell was honored by President Bill Clinton as one of 12 recipients of the National Humanities Medal. [2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "ArtMakers : David Driskell". The History Makers. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "AWARDS & HONORS: 2000 NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDALIST: David C. Driskell". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "DC Moore Gallery, artist page". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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