Turner House Salon Series presents Arthello Beck: "An Artistic Journey"
Arthello Beck was born in Dallas in 1941 and attended Lincoln High School, where he received his only formal art training. He is best known for his works from the 1960s dealing with the American Civil Rights movement although he also took inspiration from travels to West Africa, Brazil, parts of Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
A monument to Beck is planned for Twin Falls Park in Oak Cliff with funds from the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation. Mae Beck, his wife, still maintains a gallery on South Beckley Ave. Beck designed a large tile medallion for Terminal D at DFW Airport, it was installed after his death in 2004. It is a 20-foot-wide rendering of Caddo Lake titled Cypress Trees.