Wadsworth Jarrell: The Artist as Revolutionary
From the very beginning of his artistic career -- which started immediately upon his graduation from the Art Institute of Chicago -- Wadsworth Jarrell refused to align himself on a continuous basis with mainstream galleries or art establishments. Instead, he allied himself with other black artists to seek a self-determining artistic philosophy that would free African American art from narrow European concepts and theories. Jarrell's bright palette and shimmering compositions evidence this bold departure. This book explores the development of Jarrell's career and examines seventy of his finest works. Wadsworth Jarrell lives in New York City, where he continues to paint.
The book contains beautiful color reproductions.... it intimately chronicles the life of a loving family man as well as the public, politically adamant artist. -- International Review of African American Art