Artist of the moment……..Jeff Donaldson

 

 

Jeff Donaldson is an African-American painter and printmaker renown for his rather abstract work with the figure. Jeff Donaldson was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the year 1932. Donaldson attended the University of Arkansas located in Pine Bluff.

 

Donaldson went on to complete his masters degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology located in Chicago, Illinois. Donaldson went on to earn a Ph.D. in African Art history from Northwestern University. The first African American to do so.

In this clip many of the artist’s peer group talk about Jeff Donaldson:

Donaldson was a leader in the AFRICobra and Black Arts Movements across the country.

Jeff Donaldson passed away in 2004.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Some of the artists of the Black Arts movement had very similar styles. It seems they all could have been music album cover designers. As a group I enjoy the level of abstraction found in their figure works.

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