Author Event - The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major by Clarence Major

The Avid Reader is proud to announce an upcoming event with painter and author Clarence Major and his work, The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major, in-store on Friday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m. 


More about The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major:

The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major is the first volume to collect six decades of unique, colorful, and compelling canvases and works on paper--works of singular beauty and social relevance. These works represent Major's personal painterly journey of passionate commitment to art.

The book of art includes more than 150 paintings and drawings by Major. Together, these figurative and landscape selections demonstrate Major’s characteristic style, juxtaposing a decorative scheme with his own unique choice of color combinations, reinforced with rigorous brushstrokes that release chromatic energy.

In addition, the work includes an introductory essay, “The Education of a Painter,” written by Major, which lays a biographical, social, and historical foundation for this collection.



More about the author, Clarence Major:

Clarence Major is an American painter whose paintings have been shown in galleries and museums from Boston to California. His paintings are in many private and public collections. Major is also an award-winning poet and novelist. He is winner of the "2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts," presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Over his lifetime, Major has taught at a dozen colleges and universities, including eighteen years at UCD before his retirement in 2007.


Event date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496820686
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Mississippi - February 2019