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Whitfield Lovell 2024 Wall Calendar

Whitfield Lovell 2024 Wall Calendar

By Pomegranate

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Whitfield Lovell's Kin series combines Conte crayon drawings and vintage objects to recall the personal tales of unknown individuals, often forgotten through the ages. Each work includes a detailed drawing of a particular person and a meaningful object. The photographs that Lovell used originated from African Americans living between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement. The objects provide insight into the subject's expression, assisting in elucidating the life experiences of them. The 12 images featured in this calendar exhibit the individual character and humanity of each person, inviting viewers to consider the fullness of life.
  • 12 monthly grids and full-color artwork
  • High-quality printing with soy-based inks on premium, environmentally sourced paper
  • Exceptional color quality
  • Grid pages are easy to write on
  • Features US, Canadian, and United Kingdom legal holidays
  • Perfect for hanging at home or over an office desk
  • Opens to 12 × 26 inches (30.4 × 66 cm)

Product Details

  • Product type: Calendar
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13.0 × 12.0 × 0.125 inches
    (33.0 × 30.5 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 lb (13.0 oz; 369 g)
  • SKU010008862 | 9781087507590

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About the Artist, Whitfield Lovell

Whitfield Lovell, a renowned African American artist, has left an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art through his unique and thought-provoking creations. Born on August 1959, in the Bronx, New York, Lovell's artistry skillfully intertwines history, identity, and memory, inviting viewers to embark on a journey through time.

From a young age, Lovell displayed a keen interest in art and history. He was captivated by stories of his ancestors and their struggles, which later became a cornerstone of his artistic inspiration. Lovell pursued his passion at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he honed his skills and developed a distinct style that would become his trademark.

Lovell's work often centers around the themes of identity and memory, particularly within the context of African American history. He is best known for his signature technique of creating intricate, life-sized portraits on wooden panels. These portraits, which depict anonymous African Americans from the past, evoke a powerful sense of connection to history. Lovell masterfully combines charcoal, conte crayon, and paint to bring these faces to life, inviting viewers to contemplate the stories and experiences of these individuals who might have otherwise been forgotten.

One of Lovell's most celebrated series is the "Whispers from the Walls." In this collection, he sources vintage photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, seamlessly blending them with his portraits. By placing these figures within a historical context, Lovell offers a glimpse into the lives and aspirations of African Americans during challenging times.

Lovell's art goes beyond mere visuals; it encourages dialogue and reflection. He challenges viewers to reflect on their own heritage, experiences, and the broader historical narrative. Through his work, he explores the layers of history that shape the present, fostering a deeper understanding of the struggles and achievements of the African American community.

Recognition for Lovell's remarkable contributions has poured in over the years. His pieces have been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums around the world, captivating audiences with their emotional depth and historical significance. Through his powerful artistry, Lovell has received numerous accolades, including grants, awards, and fellowships, cementing his position as a trailblazing artist in the contemporary art scene.

Whitfield Lovell's artistic journey is a testament to the power of storytelling through art. His ability to weave history, identity, and memory into his work has touched the hearts and minds of countless individuals. By breathing life into forgotten faces, Lovell urges us to honor the past while fostering a more inclusive and understanding present. As we admire his portraits, we are reminded that art has the capacity to transcend time and bring history to life in ways that words alone cannot achieve.

About Pomegranate

Founded in 1968, Pomegranate is an award-winning independent publisher based in Portland, Oregon, where all editing, design, and distribution of their publications is done.

All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.

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