Artist Sedrick Huckaby is most inspired by his family, his faith and his African-American heritage. He creates “quilt paintings” as a way to celebrate both his grandmother’s craft as well as the artistic legacy of the African-American quilting tradition. Huckaby reproduces in thick, impasto paint the actual quilts produced by his grandmothers as backdrops for many of his portrait paintings of family and friends. Among many other awards and achievements, Huckaby was the recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.
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