Wadsworth Jarrell

Born in Albany, Georgia in 1929, Wadsworth Jarrell is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Upon moving to Chicago, Illinois, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago  for advertising and graphic design. He eventually lost his interest in commercial art, shifting interests to painting and drawing. Inspired by theories learned in school and scenes of everyday life in black Chicago, his focus was on horse racing, jazz clubs, and bars; often bringing a sketchpad with him to such locations. Read more