Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus; University of Maryland at College Park, USA
David C. Driskell is a visual artist, art historian, curator and philanthropist whose active participation in the arts has spread over five continents. His art has been exhibited globally and he is cited as a leading authority on African American Art. He is the recipient of 13 honorary doctoral degrees in art, the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal from President Bill Clinton and was elected to the National Academy of Art in 2006. In 2001, the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora was established at the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Thelma, reside in Hyattsville, MD and Falmouth, Maine.