Gate Leg Table

David Driskell, American, 1931 - 2020



Oil and found objects on canvas

Overall: 48 1/4 × 35 1/2 × 3 1/8 in. (122.6 × 90.2 × 7.9 cm)

Frame: 44 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (113 × 90.2 × 3.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

AAAS 88.19, Contemporary African-American Artists, Michael Chaney, Summer 2021

Exhibition History

Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, David Driskell: A Survey, October 21 – December 5, 1980, no. 15. Traveled to Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, January 1981.

Bowie State College Gallery of Art, Bowie, MD, David Driskell: One Decade of Painting, 1965-75, April 12 – May 14, 1978.

David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell, September 15 - December 16, 2011.

David Driskell: Icons of Nature & History, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, February 6-May 9, 2021; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, June 19-September 12, 2021; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, October 16, 2021-January 9, 2022; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 25-May 15, 2022.

DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, David Driskell. Creative Spirit: Five Decades, January 6 - February 4, 2012, no. 6.

The Expanding Universe of Postwar Art, Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 7, 2019.

Publication History

Keith Morrison, David Driskell: A Survey. Exh. cat. Baltimore, MD: Reese Press, 1980, pp. 15, 18, 20, illus., 23, 24.

Leslie King-Hammond, "David Driskell: Memoir of a Painter cum Scholar." International Review of African American Art. 14.1 (1997): 8, illus.

Julie L. McGee, David C Driskell: Artist and Scholar, California: Pomegranate, 2006, pp. 73, 84, 74, illus.

Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell. Exh. cat. College Park, MD: David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, 2011. pp. 36, 39, 43-44, 25, illus.

Jessica May, ed., David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History, New York: Rizzoli in association with Portland Museum of Art and High Museum of Art, 2021, ill. p. 96, plate 26.


D. C. Moore Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2018.

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