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Titus Kaphar
on The Faithful, 2008
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Titus Kaphar on The Faithful
Kaphar discusses his painting The Faithful, 2008, which was gifted by the Ann and Mel Schaffer Family Collection.
Artist Titus Kaphar was interviewed by Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara about The Faithful, 2008, on February 26, 2018.
Titus Kaphar speaks to a figure off the left frame of the photo
Titus Kaphar uses painting and sculpture to interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums and then altering the work in a nod to hidden narratives and unspoken truths about the nature of history. Kaphar received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and received the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at Savannah College of Art and Design, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Seattle Art Museum. His work is included in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, amung other public collections. He has been awarded the 2015 Creative Capital Fellowship, the 2016 Artist as Activist Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship. Kaphar was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Titus Kaphar (born Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1976)
The Faithful, 2008
oil, tar on canvas
Gift of Ann and Mel Schaffer Family Collection

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Kaphar, Titus. “Titus Kaphar on The Faithful, 2008.” Tang Teaching Museum collections website, last modified April 23, 2019.
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