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Red Grooms is a contemporary American mixed media artist. Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in the year 1937. Grooms is a painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and sculptor. Grooms often creates works that relate to the urban life.

Grooms attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the Peabody College for Teachers, the New York School for Social Research, and the Fine Art School of painter Hans Hoffman.

In this clip we view a recent series by Grooms that dealt with the topic of the American Civil War:

The artist created worked with film during the 1960’s and early 1970’s.

Grooms has done many public works, though they haven’t always been well received by the public. One work showing some cowboys and Native Americans shooting at each other was booted from its location twice in Denver, Colorado before being acquired by the Denver Art Museum.

Below a great montage of works by Red Grooms:

Grooms is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum both located in New York City, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Grooms is a talented artist capable of working in any medium! I enjoy his humorous outlook on life!

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