Winfred Rembert (1945-2021) was an artist from Cuthbert, Georgia. His paintings on carved and tooled leather have been exhibited at museums and galleries across the country, and compared to the work of Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, and Horace Pippin. Rembert was honored by the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015, awarded a United States Artists Barr Fellowship in 2016, and is the subject of two award-winning documentary films: All Me and Ashes to Ashes. In the last decades of his life, he lived and worked in New Haven, Connecticut. www.winfredrembert.com.
Winfred Rembert grew up in a family of Georgia field laborers and joined the Civil Rights Movement as a teenager.
He was arrested after fleeing a demonstration, later survived a near-lynching at the hands of law enforcement, and spent the next seven ye... SEE MORE