LEROY CLARKE (1938 - )
Oil on canvas, 1971. 815x815 mm; 32x32 inches. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed with the canvas dimensions and the Studio Museum in Harlem address in ink on the verso.
Provenance: gift from the artist to the current owner, Brooklyn, NY.
LeRoy Clarke, one of the best known contemporary West Indies artists, had an early start in New York in the late 1960s. In 1967, Clarke left for New York where he painted on crocus bags on the floor of his apartment. His work was well received at a 1968 exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and was included in the 100 Years of American Art exhibition in Philadelphia. In 1971, the Studio Museum offered him a job as a program co-ordinator and artist-in-residence, and he stayed there until 1974.