WHITFIELD

LOVELL

Kin XL (Breath) Conte on paper, wooden ship model 30 x 22 1/2 x 2 inches Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York

Kin XXXIII (May I Assume Whatever Form I Want, In Whatever Place My Spirit Wishes To Be In?) Conte on paper, vintage white cloth shoe 30 x 22 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches Private Collection Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York

Kin XL (Breath), Conte on paper, wooden ship model 30 x 22 1/2 x 2 inches Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York

Kin XL (Breath) Conte on paper, wooden ship model 30 x 22 1/2 x 2 inches Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York

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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.

In 1977, Lovell traveled to Spain to study painting and sculpture at  the Manhattanville College. It was at the  El Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain, he decided that he would become a painter