Profile: Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)

Barkley L. Hendricks was a contemporary American painter who made pioneering contributions to black portraiture and conceptualism. While he worked in a variety of media and genres throughout his career (from photography to landscape painting), Hendricks’ best-known work took the form of life-sized painted oil portraits of Black Americans. Continue reading Profile: Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)

Profile: Barkley L. Hendricks

Synopsis Barkley L. Hendricks (April 16, 1945 – April 18, 2017) was a contemporary American painter who made pioneering contributions to black portraiture and conceptualism. While he worked in a variety of media and genres throughout his career (from photography to landscape painting), Hendricks’ best known work took the form of life-sized painted oil portraits. In these portraits, he attempted to imbue a proud, dignified … Continue reading Profile: Barkley L. Hendricks