Richard Dempsey Recollections: A Forty Year Retrospective

One of the most prolific African-American artists of the 20th century, this retrospective presents a unique, comprehensive glimpse of the artist’s work over four decades. Nearly 40 artworks encompass the artist’s life repertoire, beginning with early portraits created while attending the California School of Arts & Crafts in the 1930s to experimental figurative works of the 1950s; colorful, playful works inspired by many trips to the Caribbean; and utilitarian, abstract motifs of his later works.