Jack Whitten

(1939 - 2018)
Jack Whitten was an American painter and sculptor. In 2016, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts.

Whitten was born in 1939 in Bessemer, Alabama. Planning a career as an army doctor, Whitten entered pre-medical studies at Tuskegee Institute from 1957 to 1959. He also traveled to nearby Montgomery, Alabama to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak dur...
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