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DAVID
DRISKELL

Am. 1931 - 2020 

David Driskell portrait.jfif

In 1953 David Driskell attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and began a lifelong relationship with the State of Maine.  He and his wife Thelma purchased a home in Falmouth, Maine in the early 1960's.  His works of art are in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Bowdoin College Museum and the the Colby College Museum, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, among many others.

For an interesting description of his life and relationship to Maine, see this article in Down East magazine.

In 2001 the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora was established at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The Driskell Center is the site of the exhibition "David C. Driskell & Friends: Creativity, Collaboration and Friendship" through May 24, 2024.  Read the Washington Post review of the exhibition.

Links to museum collections:

Portland Museum of Art

David Driskell

David Driskell

Untitled (Pine trees) 17 x 22.25 in. watercolor signed "Driskell So. Freeport Maine" l.l. Provenance Frost Gully Gallery Private collection Price on request

Pine and Moon

Pine and Moon

Oil on Masonite 1971 Not for Sale On view at the Portland Museum of Art

David Driskell

David Driskell

Cold Night Falling Trees 20 x 16 in. Oil and collage on canvas 2005 Not for Sale On view at the Farnsworth Art Museum

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