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Gaylord Hassan

Gaylord Hassan

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Gaylord Hassan was a founding member of the Weusi Artist Collective.  Formed in Harlem in 1965, using the Swahili word for “blackness,” it was described by fellow collective member Ademola Olugebefola as “the philosophy of black art for black people.

Gaylord Hassan, born in Harlem, studied at Pratt Institute and Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop.  Today he is a painter, printmaker, potter and teacher. 

Hassan’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, all New York. (Source)

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