"On the String" by Greg Ridley Oil on Board
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An abstraction of five marionette puppets standing on a stage in a group, their strings tangle above them creating stark lines across the grey background. Signed in lower right corner.
About the Artist:
Greg Ridley was a native of Smyrna, Tennessee and was born in 1925. In 1936, his family moved to Nashville, where he was educated in the city’s public schools. After service in the United States Navy during WWII, he enrolled at Fisk Unversity, where he studied under renowned Aaron Douglas, who remained a close friend and mentor until his death in 1979.
Ridley earned an undergraduate degree in art education from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Louisville. Ridley was the first person of any color to receive this degree at the University of Louisville.
15H" x 19W"