Recent Paintings by Robert Colescott
An exhibition poster for an early Robert Colescott show of paintings at the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR from October 15-November 5, 1961. Born in Oakland, Colescott was known for his brightly colored canvases that exuberantly explored issues of race and social politics, along with lust and desire. He taught art at Portland State University from 1957-1966, and also traveled to Egypt and Paris for residencies and teaching. In 1970 he returned to California and for 15 years taught at Cal State/Stanislaus, UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1983 he became a visiting professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1997 he was the first African-American artist to represent the US at the Venice Biennale. He died at his home in Tucson in 2009. Item #565.
Condition: Fine, folded as issued.