From Black Matters US:
Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter who celebrated Black pride in each of his works, died on Tuesday in New London, Conn. He was 72.
Travelling around Europe as a student in the mid-60s, Barkley L. Hendricks was forever charmed by the portraits by van Dyck and Velázquez. Later during the rise of the Black Power movement, he started creating life-size portraits of friends, relatives and strangers encountered on the street that communicated a new assertiveness and Black pride.
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