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Trees by David C. Driskell

Professor David C. Driskell, an avid gardener, often depicted trees.


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Selected from the David C. Driskell Center collection is a group of 31 drawings, prints, and paintings of trees, created by Driskell over the years; many of which he created in Maine or while traveling in Europe during the 1960s.

David C. Driskell standing in front of tree wearing baseball cap
David C. Driskell in the woods in Falmouth, Maine, circa 2000
Collection: David C. Driskell Papers

The works were selected by Dorit Yaron, the David C. Driskell Center's Deputy Director, in honor and memory of David C. Driskell who passed away on April 1, 2020.  

I gravitated toward the pine tree because the pine trees don’t talk back, they’re just trees waving in the wind.

David C. Driskell - Press Herald in 2009
David C. Driskell's bottle tree in his yard outside his home in Hyattsville, Maryland
Collection: David C. Driskell Papers 
Multi-color bottles on a tree