Floyd Newsum: Artist Talk
44 Artists From Texas: Part 3
Floyd Newsum is a painter and printmaker with an art career spanning four decades. He has taught at the University of Houston Downtown since 1976 as a professor of painting.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016, acquired two of Floyd’s paintings for the permanent collection including “After the Storm CNN”.
“MY WORK REFLECTS BOLD COLORS AND WHIMSICAL MOTIFS FROM AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE. USING THE ARTIFACTS OF MANY CULTURES MY WORK EXPLORES SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.”
Floyd is also co-founder of the renowned Project Row Houses in Houston.
Floyd has artwork in permanent collections including: the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland College Park, Museum of Fines Arts Houston and other museums.
Floyd lives and works in Houston.
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