Sedrick Huckaby, ‘The 99% - Highland Hills: Sir Frederick’, 2013, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

"I believe my paintings are done in a language more closely in tune with my soul than the language of my tongue. For me, the act of painting is not just a means to a product; it is also a meditative process of communication. At the end of life my greatest hope is that God is pleased with all of the prayers I left behind in the form of paintings." - Sedrick Huckaby

This portrait, Sir Frederick, is from Huckaby's recent body of work, The 99 Percent, in which Huckaby sketched and painted family, friends, and neighbors from his neighborhood in Fort Worth. In doing so, Huckaby continues his quest to aggrandize ordinary people.

Huckaby is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. After earning
a BFA at Boston University in 1997 and an MFA from Yale University in 1999, he returned home to Fort Worth. His
paintings and drawings are included in the permanent collections of many museums.

Signature: signed "Sedrick H."

Interview by Tyler Green in Modern Art Notes: http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/2014/01/the-modern-art-notes-podcast-sedrick-huckaby/

Review by Rick Brettell in the Dallas Morning News: http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/rick-brettell/20131207-art-review-sedrick-huckabys-big-mama-and-family-at-valley-house-gallery.ece

Artist Talk by Sedrick Huckaby about "Everyday Glory" at Valley House Gallery: http://youtu.be/kmhlmTnZrAI

About Sedrick Huckaby