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Mark Steven Greenfield Art

American, b. 1951

Mark Steven Greenfield is a native Angelino, and son of a Tuskegee Airman, which led to spending the first part of his life abroad, living on military bases from Taiwan to Germany, until returning to LA at the age of ten. In high school Greenfield studied with revered Los Angeles artist, John T Riddle. Riddle quickly noted Greenfield’s talent, but saw that he was vulnerable to the influences and dangers confronting black youth at the time. Riddle remarked, "You could be a pretty good artist....if you live that long.” This got Greenfield’s attention and set him on the path that would define the course of his life.

Greenfield went on to study with Charles White, at Otis Art Institute, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Art Education in 1973 from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from California State University Los Angeles in 1987. This year, Greenfield’s work was the subject of a 20-Year retrospective at the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA, from which the The Crocker Museum of art acquired a piece for their permanent collection.

Greenfield’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States most notably with a comprehensive survey exhibition at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles in 2014, and in 2002 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Internationally, he has exhibited at the Chiang Mai Art Museum in Thailand; at Art 1307 in Naples, Italy; the Blue Roof Museum in Chengdu, China; 1333 Arts, Tokyo, Japan; and the Gang Dong Art Center in Seoul, South Korea.

Greenfield is a recipient of the L.A. Artcore Crystal Award (2006) Los Angeles Artist Laboratory Fellowship Grant (2011), the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship
(COLA 2012), The California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship (2012), the Instituto Sacatar Artist Residency Fellowship in Salvador, Brazil (2013) , the McColl Center for Art + Innovation Residency in Charlotte, North Carolina (2016) and Loghaven artist residency in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2021. He was a visiting professor at the California Institute of the Arts in 2013 and California State University Los Angeles in 2016.

From 1993-2011, Greenfield worked for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs as director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, and later as director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park. He has served on the boards of the Downtown Artists Development Association, the Armory Center for the Arts, the Black Creative Professionals Association, the Watts Village Theatre Company and was past president of the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. He currently teaches drawing and design at Los Angeles City College, and serves on the board of Side Street Projects, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition (LACE) and the Harpo Foundation.

(Biography provided by William Turner Gallery)
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Artist: Mark Steven Greenfield
Califia
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Rewards Program
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Toppling
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Zong
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Abstract Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Ink, Acrylic

Zumbi dos Palmares
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Marie-Joseph Angelique
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Rebecca Cox Jackson
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Solitude of Guadeloupe
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Califia
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Califia (c. 1510) is the mythical Black warrior Queen and inspiring character in Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo’s 16th century epic poem, Las Sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esp...
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Balthazar
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
One of the three biblical ‘magi’ or ‘wise men,’ King Balthazar gave the highly prized gift of liquid myrrh to Jesus upon his birth. Balthazar was an African King and described in the...
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2010s Byzantine Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Susan Mabry
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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The Tragedy of Margaret Garner
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Richard Potter
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Estevanico
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Henry "Box" Brown
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Queen Nzingha Mbande
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Redoshi
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Black Caesar
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Balthazar
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Rebecca Cox Jackson
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Solitude of Guadalupe
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Zumbi dos Palmares
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Celia
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Marie-Joseph Angelique
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Crop Circle
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Abstract Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Acrylic, Ink

Escrava Anastacia
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Consequences
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

The French Solution
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

St. Moses the Black, aka Abba Moses the Robber
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Kid Dyno-mite
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Burnin' Down the House
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Gort's Directive
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

CC Two (Cosmic Consciousness)
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Ink, Acrylic

Hive Mantra
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Abstract Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Ink, Acrylic

What's That Funky Smell?
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Saartjie Baartman
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Bad Apples
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Chamber Made
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Wheel About
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Xica da Silva
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view. Francisca da Silva de Oliveira was bo...
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2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Black Herman
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
With Halo, Greenfield brings the stories of Black folk-saints, martyrs, freedom-fighters, survivors, magicians, and visionaries back into view.
Category

2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Moses Williams
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Halo presents an amazing cast of historical black figures, most of whom were legendary and mythic characters in their time, but have been nearly lost to the vagaries and biases of hi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Truce
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

Collateral
By Mark Steven Greenfield
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Greenfield's versions are rendered in the Byzantine style of their art historical predecessors, with the black Virgin Mother and Baby Jesus as the central focus within circular compo...
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2010s Medieval Mark Steven Greenfield Art

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Gold Leaf

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