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Herbert Gentry was an African- American painter and printmaker renown for his brightly colored work featuring groups of people. Herbert Gentry was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1919. The Harlem Renaissance played a pivotal role in the artist’s childhood.

Gentry is often associated with the school of Abstract Expressionism.

The artist took part in the government sponsored W.P.A. from 1940 to 1942.

Gentry attended college after World War Two. The artist served in the United States Army.

The artist attended the Hautes Études Socials, and the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére both located in Paris, France.

Gentry returned to the Grande Chaumiére as professor. Gentry also taught at Montclair State College located in New Jersey in the United States.

Price range information: Gentry worked in many mediums including printmaking, gouache, oils, acrylics, and watercolor. No pricing information available.

In this clip we view a retrospective featuring the work of Herbert Gentry:

Herbert Gentry passed away in 2003.

The artist of Herbert Gentry reminds this viewer of the great expressionist from Norway, Edvard Munch. Munch and Gentry did a great job at capturing the many emotions of people. In contemporary art the artist Barry McGee carries on this tradition with a more cartoonish style that captures emotions perfectly.