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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

2010 Winner

Radcliffe Bailey

A native of Bridgeton, New Jersey, Radcliffe Bailey lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991. Greatly inspired by jazz music, he is best known for his mixed media works and site-specific installations that explore his personal background and the history of African Americans. Bailey’s work is included in the collections of many prestigious organizations including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.