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Randell Henry Oil And Collage Painting With Figures

Randell Henry (b. 1958)

Henry is known for collages and paintings.  He is the Community Coffee /Frank Hayden Endowed Professor and Curator of the Southern University Visual Arts Gallery at Southern University. He received a B.A. Degree in Fine Arts in May, 1979 from Southern University and the MFA degree in Painting and Drawing in December, 1982 from LSU.

Influenced by the work of Romare Bearden, Henry began making collages in 1980; Blues and jazz music, family life and mythological themes were his subjects.  He has participated in exhibitions in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, SCOPE, Art Copenhagen in Denmark (2013), the Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, etc.

The African American Museum of Dallas held a 30 year retrospective of works by Henry which ran nearly a year and closed in March, 2018.  Two “mini-retrospectives” of his work were held in 2020, at the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum and at the West Baton Rouge Museum.  Each included collages from the 1980s.  Two collages were purchased by the U.S. State Department for the permanent collection of the new U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia.

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