Like a rare coin camouflaged among common change, Arthello Beck, Jr.’s Studio and Gallery located at 1922 S. Beckley Ave. in Dallas, Texas, stands amid old car repair shops, corner grocery stores, and gas stations. Callers will hear the voice of Mae Beck, widow and gallery manager, on the gallery voicemail service. Mae personally books by-appointment-only viewings at no charge, Mondays through Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm. The walls of this very common two-story structure, originally built as a family dwelling, houses hundreds of Beck’s painted originals – fine art canvases depicting African American life since the early 1950s.
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