Hendrick's revolutionary practice was accentuated by his mastery of realist oil painting that lead to his revered portraiture and contemplative landscapes. 

Barkley Hendricks (1945 - 2017) was a pioneering photographer and painter whose portrait work emboldened the styles, personalities and aura of Black Americans throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to his revolutionary portrait work, his landscapes paintings become meditations on lush, tropical terrain and include land, sea and sky scapes formed by cascading angles of color and gesture. He recieved a BFA and MFA from Yale University.