Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Barney Ford

Did this portrait this afternoon. This is Barney Ford. He was an escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford became the first black businessman in Breckenridge when he opened Ford’s Restaurant and Chop House. My current studio is next door to the Barney Ford House which he and his wife lived in for many years.

Also including a couple of pics of the snow we're having right now. We're supposed to have up to a foot tonight.

Barney Ford
16" x 20", charcoal

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