Artist Winfred Rembert, Who Labored on a Chain Gang, Featured in the New Yorker

May 4, 2021 In the Press

Winfred Rembert, an African American artist known for his carved leather artwork, passed away in March of this year. 

For The New Yorker, Erin I. Kelly spoke with Rembert, transcribing their interviews and conversations. Rembert notes, 

I've painted a lot of pictures of the chain gang. I believed that many people in the free world thought bad of the chain gang. They looked at the workers on the chain gang, working on the highways and in the ditches, and I believe they thought that all the guys were killers. With the paintings, I was trying to show that it wasn’t that way.

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