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Paul F. Keene: Post-War Explorations in Painting

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Description: The North Carolina Central University Art Museum is pleased to present Paul Keene: Post-War Explorations in Painting. This exhibition presents the Philadelphia-area artist and teacher whose work helped raise the visibility of Black American artists. As a self-described “abstract realist,” his story reflects both the accomplishments and the difficulties of African American artists in the 20th century. Paul Keene was born in 1920 in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art in 1947 and a Masters in Fine Art in 1948 from the Tyler School of Fine Art and the Philadelphia College of Art in Philadelphia. He also studied at the Academe Julian in Paris and became part of the expatriate collective. Keene taught painting and drawing at the Philadelphia College of Art and Bucks County Community College. He has exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art among others. He also exhibited with Picasso and Fernand Leger at the Salon de Mai, Paris.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM - Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Where: Art Museum [ G-Map Link ]

Contact Person: Art Production Specialist, Christine M Perry

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