1942 - 2004
|Ernest Frazier was born in 1942
on a farm in Duboise Crossroads, South Carolina. He was moved to New York City as an
infant and lived in Harlem. During the 1960s he attended the School of Visual Arts in New
After several group and solo
exhibitions in 1972 Frazier was invited to exhibit in "Contemporary Black Artists in
America" at the Whitney Museum. A second exhibition at the Whitney in 72,
"Contemporary American Paintings" also featured Fraziers work. The
following year, 1973, Frazier was invited to exhibit in the Whitney Biennial and in 1974
he showed in the Whitney exhibition, "The Twentieth Century, 35 American
In 1973 Frazier purchased and restored an abandoned,
red brick foundry building in Saugerties, NY. In the decades that followed, Frazier lived
and worked in Saugerties, exhibiting extensively regionally.
The bibliography of Frazier's work includes Art
Forum, The New York Times and The Village Voice. Collections holding his work include the Whitney
Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Schenectady Museum.
Untitled, 96" x 144", acrylic, tar paper
and metal on canvas
Untitled, 20" x 18", acrylic on canvas
Untitled, oil stick, acrylic and charcoal, 45" x 32"
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