Knoke Fine Arts

 

Knoke Fine Arts

25 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Phone: 770.514.1766
Office Fax: 770.514.1683

Dave Knoke,
President

Debbie Charter,
Gallery Director

Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11am-5pm
Also by Appointment

Consultants, Appraisers and Conservators of 19th and early 20th Century American Fine Art

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Jarrell, Wadsworth

Wadsworth Jarrell (born 1929) “Dizzy and the Bird”, mixed media, 24” x 21”, signed lower left. This painting is in excellent condition.

Wadsworth Jarrell is an African American artist who was born in Albany, Georgia in 1929 and educated at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is one of the founding members of AFRICOBRA, (African Commune Of Bad Relevant Artists) a revolutionary artist school of thought founded in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960’s and early 1970’s a new social and political awareness developed among African-Americans. This is the foundation upon which Wadsworth Jarrell has built his work. Mr. Jarrell feels his art is a reflection of the attitudes, the many colors, the style, the hip, and the rhythm of his people. Often found in his work are images of horse races, jazz musicians, and the African culture. As an artist he has dedicated himself to creating social imagery that intrudes upon the thoughts and jars the senses of his viewers. As an integral part of our local community the work of Wadsworth Jarrell is a part of the permanent collection of both the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.