Dana C. Chandler, Jr.
April 7, 1941
|Other names||Akin Duro|
Early life and educationEdit
Chandler was educated in Boston Public Schools. From an early age he began fighting for social justice using art as a tool for change. He was awarded the National Scholastic Art Award for all four years of his high school career, at Boston's Technical High School as well as the school's first annual Art Award in 1959. It was at this time that he joined the NAACP in the black integrationist movement. Chandler was influential on many artists including Gary Rickson.
In 1967, Chandler received a B.S. in Teacher Education from the Massachusetts College of Art.
In 1971, Chandler was hired as an assistant professor at Simmons College. He retired in May 2004.
- Chandler, Dana; Brown, Robert F. (interviewer) (11 March 1993). "Oral history interview with Dana Chandler, 1993 March 11-May 5" (Oral history, includes audio). Archives of American Art.
- "Artist behind iconic Roxbury mural is keeping the faith". Boston.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
- "Finding aid for the Dana C. Chandler, Jr. Papers". neu.edu. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Dana Chandler - Artist, Fine Art, Auction Records, Prices, Biography for Dana C, Jr Chandler". askart.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Black Power in Art". thecrimson.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.