Geoffrey Holder

Probably best known as an actor and dancer, Mr. Holder was also a phenomenal painter – one of my absolute favorites! I was fortunate to see an exhibition of his work at the DuSable Museum in 2013 just before he passed away.

Family in Blue, 1994

Last Mac, 2008. (Note: in person it’s large and stunning)


Eden II, 2000

Portrait of Carmen, 1980s (Note: Carmen Lavallade was his wife and muse.)

Used to go to the public library to look at this oversized book ’til I got one for Xmas (thanks hubby)!

Learn more about the artist here.

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