Felrath Hines

Felrath Hines, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001703
Name
Felrath Hines
Also Known as
Samuel Felrath Hines, Jr.
born Indianapolis, IN 1913-died Silver Spring, MD 1993
Active in
  • New York, New York
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U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Hines was an early and prominent member of Spiral, an association of African American artists founded in New York in the 1960s in response to the Civil Rights Movement. His later geometric abstractions embrace the universal language of pure shapes and colors. In 1983 he said, "In my view, an artist's work is to rearrange everyday phenomena so as to enlarge our perception of who we are and what goes on about us."

Gwen Everett African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C. and New York: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003)

Works by This Artist