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A monument we can all get behind
Art has a way of bringing people together. That’s why we’re glad to see organizers and the Dallas Parks Department move forward on a plan to install a monument to the late Dallas painter Arthello Beck Jr. in Twin
Falls Park at South Polk Street and West Red Bird Lane. After months of racial discourse in this city over the pulling down of monuments, there’s been a collaborative effort to erect one to honor Beck’s spectacular work, which often depicts the black experience. Don’t know this black artist’s name?
If you’ve walked through Terminal D at DFW International Airport, you’ve probably seen his 20-foot-wide rendering of Caddo Lake. The work was embedded in the floor after his 2004 death.
The beauty of Beck’s work is something we can all agree on.
A 1979 photo of Dallas artist Arthello Beck Jr. with a portrait of his son.