Radcliffe Bailey was a contemporary American visual artist noted for mixed-media, painting, and sculpture works that explore African-American history. He was based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bailey was trained as a sculptor but experimented with paint and mixed media. He worked within the convergence of painting and sculpture, utilizing items such as vintage photographs of his family, vinyl records, piano keys, and bottle caps.
He was awarded for his artistic contributions and received the Joan Foundation Grant in 2008, and the Elizabeth and Mallory Factory Prize for Southern Art in 2010.
Radcliffe Bailey: Acclaimed Atlanta-based artist who found Black History in the Everyday, dies at 55
Radcliffe Bailey was a contemporary African-American artist known for his mixed-media practice that delves into his black heritage and childhood in the South.
Bailey died on November 15, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, after battling brain cancer. He was survived by his wife Leslie Parks Bailey, his daughter and son, and his parents.