Artist of the Day-Barkley Hendricks (click on image to view individually)

Hendricks died this year at 72. I’d never even heard of him. Maybe that’s because I live in whitey white New Hampshire…maybe because I’m out of the mainstream living in Northern New England. Hendricks taught for years at Connecticut College…both loved and feared by his students. He is famous and has work in museum collections here and abroad. I love his white backgrounds and black faces! He said that he wasn’t a political painter…that he painted because he enjoyed it. He painted people who interested him. These portraits interest me!