Deets: A local NY 92-year old black abstract artist, Frank Wimberley, is hosting a solo exhibition at the very unique and female-run art gallery in NYC, Berry Campbell Gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s Art District until July 3rd.
A Sag Harbor native, Frank Wimberley has served as an important figure in African American art since the 1960s. Acclaimed for his dynamic, multi-layered, and sophisticated paintings, Wimberley is among the leading contemporary artists to continue in the Abstract Expressionist tradition. After serving the army in 1945, Wimberley attended Howard University where he studied painting with three of the most influential African American artists of the mid-twentieth century – James Porter, James Wells and Loïs Mailou Jones – who has had an impact on his future career of painting.
During the 1960s, Wimberley was one of the few African American artists able to exhibit his work and continued to showcase his bound-breaking abstract art over the next few decades.
With a heavy understanding of art, history, languages, business and people, co-owners Christine Berry and Martha Campbell realized they wanted to highlight an important gap in the art world –showcasing American modernism artwork from underrepresented artists in the industry – including Wimberley.
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