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Felrath Hines

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Date
1948
Object number
S/NPG.94.51
Exhibition Label
A painter whose artistic journey took him from youthful experimentations with cubism and abstract expressionism to the cerebral, geometric compositions of his mature period, Felrath Hines strove to create works that offered "visual as well as spiritual pleasure." Trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hines moved to New York in 1946, where he joined an activist circle of African American writers, artists, and performers who included James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, and Billy Strayhorn. Achieving moderate success in one-person exhibitions and group shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Hines embarked on a second career in fine art conservation in 1962, and later served as chief conservator at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum. Hines never abandoned painting, however, and experienced his most productive period of art-making during the final decade of his life.
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of N. Jay Jaffee/Paula Walter Hackeling
Artist
N. Jay Jaffee, 1921 - 1999
Sitter
Felrath Hines, 1913 - 1993
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Interior\Vehicle\Train
Felrath Hines: Visual Arts\Artist
Felrath Hines: Male
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York\Brooklyn
Medium
Toned selenium print
Dimensions
Image: 21.1 x 16.8cm (8 5/16 x 6 5/8")
Sheet: 23.1 x 17.5cm (9 1/8 x 6 7/8")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© N. Jay Jaffee Trust
Type
Photograph
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm426f38c8b-65ca-4719-947e-f531721423f3
Record ID
npg_S_NPG.94.51

Felrath Hines

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