Lamerol A. Gatewood developed an interest in art in the early 1970s, when he was a student at University City High School.
The art class so captured Gatewood’s imagination that he started scultpure work and painting a few years later.
In the decades that followed, Gatewood’s career took him across the U.S. and abroad. But he considers his recent inclusion in a collection of African American abstract art donated to the St. Louis Art Museum a crowning achievement.
Gatewood hopes a growing interest in African American abstract art will give him and other black artists their due.