Born in Oakland, CA, 1925
Died in Tucson, AZ, 2009

Satire plays a huge role in Robert Colescott’s vibrant, at times claustrophobic paintings.  Colescott addressed issues surrounding history and racial stereotypes with wry, transgressive humor and keen observation. In 1975, he began creating a series of works that referenced classic Western art but recast central figures as black.

Biographical information courtesy of: Corcoran Gallery of Art and Rubell Family Collection

Saturday, February 8, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014