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The Life and Art of Felrath Hines


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A Sense of Wonderment: The Abstract Paintings of Felrath Hines by Jennifer McComas

1. Pivotal Decision: New York City, 1946-1959

2. Back to Beginning: Indianapolis, 1913-1937

3. Getting the Spark: Chicago, 1937-1946

4. Becoming a Conservator: New York City, 1960-1965

5. Spiral and "Black Art": New York City, 1965-1971

6. Coming into His Own: Chief Conservator and Working Artist, Washington, D.C., 1972-1980

7. Full Time Painter: Washington, D.C., 1980-1993

8. Life After Death: 1993-2017

Epilogue: Perspectives on Felrath Hines by Floyd Coleman with Julie L. McGee


Appendix 1: Chronology

Appendix 2: Felrath Hines CV


About the Author

Floyd Coleman is coauthor of Basic Design: Systems, Elements, Applications (Prentice Hall, 1984) and contributing author to Walls of Heritage Walls of Pride: African American Murals (Pomegranate, 2000). He is also professor emeritus, Department of Art, Howard University, Washington, DC

Jennifer McComas, PhD, is the curator of European and American Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington. A scholar of modern art, she is the author of the exhibition catalog Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum (IU Art Museum, 2012) and a contributor to the anthology Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World (Routledge, 2017). Julie L. McGee is associate professor of black American studies and art history, and associate director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. She has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa, and has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S'Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee coproduced the documentary film The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art. In 2011-12 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis.

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