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The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection - Building on Tradition - Not Available

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From knowing very little about visual art to amassing an art collection of more than 1,100 pieces took just over 10 years for Dianne Whitfield-Locke, a dentist who lives and works in the Washington, DC area.  Her boundless passion for art is the focus of the Fall 2013 IRAAA.  This issue tells the remarkable story of how Whitfield-Locke was able to build a collection containing works by most of the master African American visual artists of the 19th and 20th centuries and rising talents of the 21st.  These artists span from the pioneering African American painters Robert Duncanson (1821-1872) and Edward Bannister (1828-1901) through Harlem Renaissance-era figures such as Augusta Savage and Aaron Douglas, successive generations of masters such as Woodruff, Bearden, Lawrence and Catlett to Eric Mack (b. 1976) and other young and mid-career artists working today.  Dianne Whitfield-Locke has been supported in this quest by her husband, Carnell, also a dentist.  The issue contains essays on the collection by art historians David Driskell, Ruth Fine and Samella Lewis, arts journalist Jacqueline Trescott, and fine arts consultant Shirley Woodson and is illustrated with numerous, color reproductions of works in the collection.  It is published in conjunction with the Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Tradition exhibition at the Hampton University Museum.