Stella Jones Gallery

- THE Place for Fine Black Art-


Richard Dempsey

1909 - 1987

RICHARD DEMPSEY (1909 – 1987) is WPA trained, attended the California School of Arts & Crafts in the 1930s and created experimental figurative works in the 1950s; colorful, playful works inspired by many trips to the Caribbean; and utilitarian, abstract motifs in his later works. In 1941 he became the first African American to hold the draftsman position at the Federal Power Commission in Washington D.C.-

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