Barkley L. Hendricks Bio

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) was a painter and photographer known for his realist and post-modern portraits of Black Americans living in urban areas. Although best known for his contributions to portraiture, he also created works in other genres and media, including landscapes, still lifes, abstract conceptual paintings, photography, and works on paper. Hendricks received a BFA and MFA from Yale University. For over three decades, he was a Professor of Art at Connecticut College. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Whitney, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Tate Modern in London, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. 

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