Whitfield Lovell portrait

Whitfield Lovell

Deenie Yudell Resident in the Visual Arts
December 10, 2018–February 11, 2019
Artist, New York

Whitfield Lovell is internationally renowned for his installations that incorporate masterful Conte crayon portraits of anonymous African Americans from between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement. Using vintage photography as his source, Lovell often pairs his subjects with found objects, evoking personal memories, ancestral connections, and the collective American past. In 2007, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.