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Aaron F. Henderson

United States

Born in 1948

Joined Artisor: March 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 5


Aaron F. Henderson is a narrative fine artist whose art reflects is love of history and African and African American culture. He developed an interest in art and story- telling at a very early age in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Tuskegee Institute now Tuskegee University where he earned a B. S. in Electrical Engineer. His work is currently divided among twelve series dealing with realistic and representational paintings and drawing with themes from social justice issues to historical discoveries and his love of reading. Most of his work is full of vivid colors of gouache and oil paint on canvas and paper. He is a recently self-published author of a coffee book titled “Fight On – A Visual Interpretation of African American Spirituals. Fight On brings together three dynamic elements to tell the story of the African American Spirituals tradition: fifty-nine paintings from a series by Aaron F. Henderson, the lyrics of fifty-six spiritual songs, and narrative writings by scholars of art and culture, and Henderson himself. The elements come together to make this more than an art book, a lyric book, autobiography or cultural commentary. Fight On is a celebratory document of African American culture, giving evidence to how Black people in a nation that grew rich and powerful on the strength of their unpaid labor survived and liberated themselves.

His work has been featured at the 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts, “Detroit Collects Exhibition”, on HGTV’s ‘Ground Breakers’, and acquired by the permanent collection of the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia and featured in exhibits at the Coca-Cola Company, and the Tom Joyner Foundation and the Executive Leadership Council. Henderson’s work can be found in numerous private collections.

Bio Author: Premier Art ll Inc.