The Passing of David C. Driskell
Today, we pause to reflect on the passing of the great David C. Driskell, a son of Howard University and honored former member of our faculty. Throughout his life, Driskell devoted himself to preserving the rich heritage of African-American visual art and culture, and his contributions as an artist, scholar, and curator laid the groundwork for the study of African-American art history.
Born in 1931 in Eatonton, Ga., David Driskell grew up in North Carolina and earned an undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Howard University in 1955.
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