Robert Gwathmey

About the Artist

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Gwathmey (1903-1988) became an
artist known for his Social Realist depictions of life
in the rural South. He was one of the first white artists
to create dignified images of African-American people and
did so in a style that was modernist with many geometric
forms and bold colororation. He spent most of his forty-five
year career in New York City, but frequently returned to
the South where he became concerned about the problems
dividing blacks and whites.

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