Family Night at Fred's Pleasure Club

Color Etching – Image Size 22 X 30 inches

Warrington Colescott was born in 1921 in Oakland, California. He recieved the Master of Arts at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Fullbright and Guggenheim foundations, as well as from the National Endowment for the Arts. His works are represented in major public collections of prints, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute among others. Read Mr. Colescott’s words about this delightful print> Mr. Colescott says:”Subject is a real place in Mamou, Louisiana, a center for Cajun and Zydeco music. Fred’s — a bar and honky tonk of local fame that is widely known for the regional music featured there. On Saturday mornings there is a famous broadcast from there to the entire state – and it is the scene of family entertainment and dancing by the local rice and crawfish farmers. The print emerged from sketches made on the premises in 1996.