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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM
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Barkley L. Hendricks

Born in Philadelphia, PA, 1945
Lives and works in New London, CT

Day 25: Barkley L. Hendricks

Barkley L. Hendricks’ large-scale paintings and photographs epitomize black American urban style. His portraiture works infuses a certain romanticism into realistic depictions of contemporary black people. Dignified and fashionable, his subjects aren’t generic types but recognizable human beings.

Watch this vignette of Hendricks’s explaining the “The Birth of Cool” from the 2008 career retrospective exhibition of the same name at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

 

Education

1972 M.F.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1972 B.F.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1967 Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; traveled
to The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY [cat.]
Thank You Mr. John, The Project Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Barkley Hendricks: 1972 – 1983, The Project Gallery, New York, NY, and Mitchell Algus Gallery,
New York, NY
Beautiful Like a Woman, A Real Woman, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY
2001 The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London, CT [cat.]

Selected Group Exhibitions     

2008 REPRESENT: Selections from the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY State Museum, Albany, NY
2007 Connecticut Contemporary, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2006 Black Panther: Rank and File, YBCA Galleries at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Lag-Time Line-up, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York, NY
2005 African Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Back to Black – Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; traveled to
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK [cat.]
The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe, Jack Shainman
Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Collections

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA
The National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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