Artist Featured in National Geographic Shares Work

Sedrick Huckaby, an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington and father of Halle ’27 and Rising ’24, spoke to the Middle School about his paintings, which are featured in the February 2020 issue of National Geographic, on a story of Clotilda, the last known slave ship to reach the U.S. in 1860. The African-American family and its heritage has been the content of Sedrick’s work for several years. He began his formal education in art at Texas Wesleyan University and then transferred to Boston University, where he earned a BFA. He continued on to graduate school at Yale University to earn an MFA. He then used a travel grant he received from Yale to explore France, Italy and Spain for two years and “came to appreciate the Old Masters.” A Fort Worth native, Sedrick returned to his home town after his European residency to make art. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award. Most recently he was named the Texas State Artist for 2018. Sedrick’s wife, Leticia, also is an artist. Visit their website at huckabystudios.com.
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