Posts Tagged ‘National Medal of the Arts’

Artist of the moment…..Roy DeCarava

In this clip from NPR we visit some photographs from the artist.

DeCarava was the first African American artist to win a Guggenheim Fellowship. Here we see the artist at the Museum of Modern Art.

Born in 1919 Roy DeCarava became known for his photography, but the artist was also a skilled draftsman and painter.

Author of five books over his career.

Received the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the highest honor sn artist csn achieve from the United States Government.

Price range information: Nearly impossible to find an original painting by DeCarava, but screenprints can be found between $1,000 and $6,000. His most sought after work are his photographs. Photogravures and silver gelatin works are priced $1,000 to $45,000.

Roy DeCarava passed away in 2009 at the age of 89 years old.

I believe the minority photographer has been forgotten, or at least over looked. Whilst searching some forums it was hard to find paintings or photographs by this winner of the highest medal possible for an artist.

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