John Wesley Hardrick

painter (1891-1968)

John Wesley Hardrick (September 21, 1891October 18, 1968) was an African-American artist.


  • Life without labor is crime, and labor without art is brutality.
    • Said in 1914 during an exhibit at Allen Chapel in Indianapolis; cited in William Edward Taylor, Harriet Garcia Warkel and Margaret Taylor Burroughs, A Shared Heritage, Indianapolis Museum of Art
    • Cf. John Ruskin: "Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality," from Lectures on Art (1870), lecture III

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