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.
Whitfield Lovell grew up in the Bronx and attended The High School of Music and Arts in Manhattan. During high school, he also participated in a variety of extracurricular art programs: such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art High School Program. The Whitney Museum Art Resources Center,. The New York State Summer School for the Arts in Fredonia, New York, and the Cooper Union Saturday Program.