|Name(s):||Lee-Smith, Hughie, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Physical Form:||screen printing|
|Extent:||1 print ; 85 cm x 54 cm|
Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker.
Artist's bio: Born in 1915, Hughie Lee-Smith led a distinguished career that spanned over 50 years. He developed a complex personal style that is always engaging, often startling, and deeply evocative. As an African-American man born in the early part of the Twentieth century, and having lived through the Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement, Lee-Smith brought an utterly unique perspective to his art. A largely unsung hero in the art world until the first retrospective of his work was held in 1988, Lee-Smith has now taken a place next to such modern American masters as Edward Hopper and Romare Bearden. Lee-Smith trained extensively as an artist, but he also studied theater and dance. As an artist, he was one of the century's most astute social commentators. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Maryland Institute College of Fine Art. Lee-Smith's paintings can be found in many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Howard University.
Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
|Restrictions on Access:||©2014, Alabama A&M University. All images in Alabama A&M's Digital Collections are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode). In order to obtain high resolution images or rights to commercial use, please contact the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC, Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|