Richmond Barthé: The Seeker
November 6, 2010 – June 12, 2011
Gallery of African American Art
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery
Guest Curator: Margaret Rose Vendryes
Richmond Barthé, who was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, began his career in 1927 during his training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Barthé initially studied painting, but after he was exposed to modeling the human form in clay, he found his calling and began to attain success as a sculptor. After his move to New York, where he was associated with the Harlem Renaissance, Barthé established a reputation as one of the leading modern artists of his time, as well as one of the first African American artists to obtain critical success and celebrity.