Alfred Hinton: "Night Lights", 20th Century
A professional football player and respected artist, Alfred Hinton’s work is characterized by his use of modern materials to explore the 20th century Black American experience. Whether figurative or abstract, his work is renowned for its authentic social realism. Often utilizing found elements, such as industrial polymers, plastics, silica, and metal, Hinton’s mixed media creations convey a search for spiritual significance while advocating for the minority perspective within the art community.
Alfred Hinton (b.1940) initially studied at Case-Western Reserve University but later received a B.A. (1967) from the University of Iowa, where he studied under Robert Knipschild and Mauricio Lasansky. He moved to Toronto to play professional football for the Toronto Argonauts (1962-1967), and later continued his education at the University of Cincinnati, receiving an M.F.A (1970) in painting and film making. In 1970 he joined the faculty at Western Michigan University. Hinton became a member of the Michigan Council for the Arts Advisory Panel in 1970. He was a visiting artist and Saginaw Valley Community College (1973) and the University of Michigan (1975-1976). He served, with Reginald Gammon, as coordinator for the Jackson Prison Art Program (1973-1974) and as Visual Arts Coordinator for the Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences (1972-1974).
Alfred Hinton, 20th century. “Night Lights”. A 20th century acrylic mixed media collage on canvas abstract. Signed "Alfred Hinton" and titled "Night Lights" verso. Measures 50 1/2 x 50 1/2" high overall in artist-made frame. $2250
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