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The Life and Art of Felrath Hines: From Dark to Light
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The Life and Art of Felrath Hines: From Dark to Light
By Rachel Berenson Perry

Felrath Hines, the first African American man to become a professional conservator for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, was born and raised in the segregated Midwest. While growing up, Hines was encouraged by his seamstress mother to pursue his early passion for art by taking Saturday classes at Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. He moved to Chicago in 1937, where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago in pursuit of his dreams. This book chronicles the life of this exceptional artist who overcame numerous obstacles throughout his career and refused to be pigeonholed by his race.

Hardcover, 170 pages. IHS Press in conjunction with Indiana University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780253037312.

About the author
Rachel Berenson Perry is the former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum. She is the author of numerous articles for American Art Review and Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. In 2014 she won the Jacob P. Dunn Award for best article in Traces.
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