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St. Louis Exhibits Shine A Light On African American Abstract Artists

By Chad Davis Oct 10, 2019

Read the entire article and listen to the audio interview here: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-exhibits-shine-light-african-american-abstract-artists#stream/0

Lamerol A. Gatewood developed an interest in art in the early 1970s, when he was a student at University City High School.

The art class so captured Gatewood’s imagination that he started scultpure work and painting a few years later.

In the decades that followed, Gatewood’s career took him across the U.S. and abroad. But he considers his recent inclusion in a collection of African American abstract art donated to the St. Louis Art Museum a crowning achievement.

Gatewood hopes a growing interest in African American abstract art will give him and other black artists their due.

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