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Claude Clarke, Sr.

The Early Years: 1938 - 1954

Mother and Child, 1950
The New House, 1947
Pot of Gold, 1946
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"I attempt to use Fauna and Flora in an environment to create the essence of some visual spiritual values of the universe. My search took on a single purpose in the garden on earth for the heritage and dignity of African people. As we seek to know ourselves, we're ready to help others. Early on I was convinced that a creative spirit must soar beyond the compartments of religion and politics. Such freedom has enabled me in celebration of creativity to learn and to know that through the roots of African Art, I learned the source of most Western Art."

Claude Clark, Sr. was born on November 11, 1915 in Rockingham, Georgia. He earned his B.F.A., Painting from Sacramento State University and an M.F.A., Painting, from the University of California at Berkeley. His work is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art (Smithsonian Institution), Fisk, Hampton and Atlanta Universities and Talledega College. He is also featured in the following publications:

Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, 1800 - 1950
Two Centuries of Black American Art, 1976
American Negro Art, Cedric Dover, 1967
Amistad II - Afro American (1975-76), and
Unbroken Circle

He has also been featured in many Solo and Group Exhibitions over the years. His work will be on exhibit at the Bomani Gallery in San Francisco through July 8, 1995.

Bomani Gallery

251 Post Street
Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA  94108
Tel: (415) 296-8643

"Dedicated to expressing the cultural and artistic complexities of the world."

Meanderings 2.06 -- June 1995

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