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b. 1951 -

My work as an artist is based on both public and a private narrative. The public narrative has led to a commentary on issues that impact society in general including race, poverty, political concerns, isolation and class. My private narrative pushes me further and presents my personal negotiation of these same issues and frequently confronts ramifications that are more intimate in their nature.

My sense of humanity and my consciousness as a thinking and feeling being, have led me to explore topics that are painful, personal, and that at times show man’s indifference to others. As an artist I have attempted to communicate this awareness in an intellectual and sensual manner.”

Curlee Raven Holton is a printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited professionally for over 25 years in more than 30 one-person shows and more than 80 groups shows. His exhibitions have included prestigious national and international venues such as Egypt’s 7th International Biennale, Taller de arts Plasticas Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Holton earned his M.F.A. with honors from Kent State University and his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Fine Arts in Drawing and Printmaking. Since 1991 he has taught printmaking and African American art history at Lafayette Collage in Easton, Pennsylvania and is also the founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

Holton’s work is in many private and public collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Library of Congress. He has presented more than 70 public lectures on the subjects of his work, African American art, and contemporary printmaking. Articles and reviews of his work have appeared in more than forty different publications. He has lectured and presented demonstrations throughout the United States and Mexico, the West Indies, and Costa Rica, and has been an artist-in-residence at museums, collages and universities.

In Holton’s own words, “My work as an artist is based on both public and a private narrative. The public narrative has led to a commentary on issues that impact society in general including race, poverty, political concerns, isolation and class. It has also led me to explore intrapersonal relationships based on traditional roles and archetypes. I try to capture people and sometimes things in their most private or solitary moments, even when these moments are in public view. My private narrative pushes me further and presents my personal negotiation of these same issues and frequently confronts ramifications that are more intimate in their nature. My narratives can be both objective and subjective. My work overtly considers the forces that have developed my point of view and as a result there are frequently messages on multiple levels for the discerning viewer.”

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    • Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Mother's Nature
      Dec. 02, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Mother's Nature

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Curlee Raven Holton b. 1951 Mother's Nature 2019 etching and watercolor 19 x 13-1/2 inches signed, dated and numbered 19/20

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Prey's Prayer
      Dec. 02, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Prey's Prayer

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Curlee Raven Holton b. 1951 Prey's Prayer 2023 serigraph and woodblock print 31 x 24 inches signed, dated and numbered A/PI

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, Rocky
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, Rocky

      Est: $1,200 - $1,700

      Curlee Raven Holton American, b. 1951 Rocky 1995 Watercolor on paper 9 x 12 inches Signed, titled, and dated

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, It's Not a Mask, It's a Faith
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, It's Not a Mask, It's a Faith

      Est: $1,700 - $2,200

      Curlee Raven Holton American, b. 1951 It's Not a Mask, It's a Faith 1993 Etching on wove paper 37 x 27 inches Signed, titled, and dated A/P

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, Farewell to the Flesh
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, Farewell to the Flesh

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Curlee Raven Holton American, b. 1951 Farewell to the Flesh 1998 Etching and intaglio on tan wove paper 18 x 24 inches (image) 21 x 29 inches (sheet) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered A/P III

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, It's the Mysteries, Not the Histories
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, It's the Mysteries, Not the Histories

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Curlee Raven Holton American, b. 1951 It's the Mysteries, Not the Histories 1993 mixed media; photography, collage, acrylic on canvas 38 x 36 inches signed and dated; titled with a label verso

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, A World Apart, A World Together
      Oct. 14, 2023

      Curlee Raven Holton, American b. 1951, A World Apart, A World Together

      Est: $700 - $900

      Curlee Raven Holton American, b. 1951 A World Apart, A World Together 2011 serigraph on wove paper 10 x 16 inches (image) 14 x 20 inches (sheet) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 1/10

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Holton, b. 1951, Legacy
      May. 20, 2023

      Curlee Holton, b. 1951, Legacy

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Curlee Holton b. 1951 Legacy 2007 serigraph and relief print 22 x 30 inches signed, dated, titled and numbered, 40/100

      Black Art Auction
    • CURLEE RAVEN HOLTON (1951 - ) Quilt.
      Oct. 07, 2021

      CURLEE RAVEN HOLTON (1951 - ) Quilt.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      CURLEE RAVEN HOLTON (1951 - ) Quilt. Hand-colored etching and collage on Arches paper, 2000. 546x685 mm; 21 1/2x27 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 17/30 in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: collection of Anne & Allan Edmunds. Other impressions are in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Master printer, painter, educator and administrator Curlee Raven Holton has developed a thought-provoking practice that confronts the limitations of the lived experience. Holton's extensive career and decades of experience allow him to address contemporary issues both within his artistic and scholarly work. His prints have been exhibited at Egypt's 7th International Biennale; Taller de Artes Plásticas Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico; the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cultural and self-reflective, his works are compelling narratives of the past, present, and the overlapping of the two. Holton is also known for his work with other artists - creating collaborative initiatives to spark productions in printmaking. He founded the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) which focuses on community outreach and supporting student artists in 1996 at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania. The EPI studio allows students to shadow practicing artists such as Faith Ringgold in the production of her print editions. Currently, Holton is the director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. Holton is also master printer and director of the fine art press Raven Editions in Easton, Pennsylvania. Consigned to support the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and its legacy endowment campaign.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Jam'n
      Feb. 06, 2021

      Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Jam'n

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Curlee Raven Holton b. 1951 Jam'n 2009 woodcut with hand painting signed, titled, and dated 12 x 9 inches AP

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Legacy
      Feb. 06, 2021

      Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Legacy

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Curlee Raven Holton b. 1951 Legacy 2007 serigraph with relief 30 x 22 inches signed, titled, dated and numbered 36/100 unframed

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Blues State of Mind, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 inches
      Jul. 11, 2020

      Curlee Raven Holton, b. 1951, Blues State of Mind, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 inches

      Est: $4,500 - $6,500

      Curlee Raven Holton b. 1951 Blues State of Mind watercolor on paper 2002 Signed, titled and dated Curlee Raven Holton's name is synonymous with master print-making. He is not only an accomplished printmaker of his own work, he has worked with many important artists to achieve the highest quality product in their work. However, his own work is by no means strictly limited to prints, as seen here in this remarkable watercolor. 30 x 22 inches

      Black Art Auction
    • Curlee Raven Holton watercolor
      Feb. 09, 2019

      Curlee Raven Holton watercolor

      Est: $60 - $120

      Curlee Raven Holton (American 1951- )- ''Contemplation #1''- watercolor on paper, signed, paper age toned some. 9 x 4 1/2''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
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