Landscapes for Richard Mayhew Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mayhew’s Birth

Black Art In America Announces Special Exhibition Landscapes for Richard Mayhew Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mayhew’s Birth

Black Art in America Gallery (BAIA) is excited to announce the special exhibition Landscapes for Richard Mayhew. Set to open April 4th 2024, this group exhibition will pay tribute to renowned artist Richard Mayhew on the 100th Anniversary of his birth. With a career spanning more than seven decades, Mayhew’s artistic practice links America's earliest art movements with contemporary art making. 

Born in 1924 in upstate New York, and currently residing in California, Mayhew taught and promoted art at a wide variety of universities and institutions. He studied with the famed Art Students League and was a founding member of the historically renowned Spiral Group. Mayhew’s early and deep reverence for nature caused him to gravitate to the art of landscape painting. 

Fully embracing his medium, over a dozen prominent African American artists will honor the legacy of Richard Mayhew through landscape painting. Paying homage to Richard Mayhew’s extraordinary career—this group of contemporary artists will be presenting profoundly intimate works inspired by his philosophies and creative sensibility.

Hosted at Black Art In America Gallery and Sculpture Gardens in the month of April, the exhibit will also feature a number of public programs and talks related to Richard Mayhew's legacy and practice. Faron Manuel, Director of the BAIA Foundation and Curator at BAIA Gallery notes that “now nearing a century of life experience, Mayhew has been both an observer and contributor to America’s major art movements, leaving an indelible imprint on artists and art enthusiasts alike for future generations. Through his work Mayhew has revived a painting tradition that was losing relevance by bringing an innovative perspective to landscape painting—this invitational show was developed with that in mind.”

Participating artists include:

Richard Mayhew, Dean Mitchell, Mason Archie, Charly Palmer, Najee Dorsey, Lillian Blades, Freddie Styles, Ted Ellis, Norma Morgan, Emma Amos, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Curlee Holton, Traci Mims, Jamele Wright Sr., Cedric Michael Cox and more.

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About Black Art In America: Black Art In America Gallery and Sculpture Garden is located at 1802 Connally Drive, Atlanta, GA 30344. Through its website ( and quarterly publication, BAIA has become the leading platform for individuals seeking information about African American art. 

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