The 28th Annual Alain Locke Awards

Ed Clark (1926-2019) will receive the Alain Locke International Art Award posthumously for his experimentation with bold colors, paint application and medium.  For nearly seventy years, he created paintings that displayed his gifts as a brilliant colorist and an adroit manipulator of paint to construct formal elements within unique abstract compositions that reference the natural world or convey emotions about racial injustice and other issues important to him.  

In addition, the Alain Locke Recognition Award will be presented to Detroit artist Sydney James for her work as a visual artist and muralist. 


Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.

Sponsored by Friends of African and African American Art.


Image: Portrait of Ed Clark. | Photo by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux