Works in the Collection
Barbara Bullock was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1938. She studied at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, PA with John Simpson, Charles Pridgen, and Charles Searles. By 1971, Bullock headed the art department at Philadelphia’s Ile-Ife Cultural Center and Museum (a nexus for African American arts). She has traveled extensively in Africa and Central and South America in her research of the Diaspora, and African motifs figure prominently in her works. Bullock has had solo exhibitions at Howard University and the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, and was the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 1997. Bullock is actively working at her studio in Philadelphia.