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Alfred Hinton's "Night Lights"

This Week’s Michigan Art Gallery Director's Pick: Alfred Hinton’s “Night Lights”, mixed media.

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 validity of the minority perspective within the art community. Titled “Night Lights”, this Alfred Hinton mixed media on canvas measures 50 ½” wide and 50 ½” high in the artist made frame. Signed and titled verso, canvas is covered in a clear lacquer. Currently priced at $2500, this piece is available for $2250 this week only. Free delivery within 50 miles of downtown Ypsilanti - Call 734-434-2660 or email with any questions.

 Artist Bio:

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).

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This Week’s Michigan Art Gallery Director's Pick: Alfred Hinton's “Night Lights”.