Haywood Bill Rivers1922-2001
New York, NY
$5,000 toward the conservation of the painter’s work, organized by Maya M. Rivers with conservation by Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates. Rivers left his native North Carolina in the late 1930s and, after several years in Baltimore, arrived in New York to study at the Art Students League. The spirituality that is reflected in his geometric abstract paintings of pattern and form is influenced by American folk art and the patchwork quilts he designed as a child with his mother and grandmother.