Ed Clark Opening & Artist Reception

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Ed Clark   Opening & Artist Reception
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Ed Clark Opening & Artist Reception says
This exhibition is presented as a part of our 35 Years celebration: Ed Clark is the first artist to be exhibited by George N'Namdi, and was an essential part in fostering and educating N'Namdi's interest and knowledge in the art world. The show will be on display thorugh January 20, 2017.

Clark is a nationally and internationally recognized artist, and one of the most notable African-American artists of his generation. This summer Clark celebrated his 90th birthday and is visiting Detroit. This is your opportunity to meet this emminent artist, as he will be at the reception.

Ed Clark (b. 1926) was a native of Louisiana but moved to Chicago, IL at an early age. He left high school to join the U.S Air Force at the age of 17. In 1947, after service in Guam, he settled back in Chicago. The GI Bill enabled Clark to enroll at the Art Institute of Chicago that year. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he studied abroad in Paris at the L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Clark moved to New York and helped co-found a gallery in SoHo in 1957. His trademark brushstroke and vibrant contrasting colors exude confidence, intuition, and a mastery of gestural control and materials.
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By: N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art