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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Clifford Darrett

Active Artist African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG)
Home 5100 Retford Drive County: Montgomery
Dayton Ohio 45417 United States
Home Phone: 937-263-9907 Website:


Clifford Darrett, born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, now living in Dayton, Ohio for the last 53 years, has always had the natural ability to draw, passed to him from his father, who was a very good drawer.  He took classes in drawing, painting and graphic arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, while working on his Associate Degree for Electronic Data Processing.  Upon graduating from Sinclair in 1973, he transferred to Central State University where he took more art classes while working towards a Degree in Business Administration.   By the time he had received his Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton in 1979, he had gained much from his artistic learning experiences that have served to amplify his natural ability.  Clifford’s award-winning art is in many private and public collections across the United States.  

By his own description, Mr. Darrett considers himself a contemporary genre artist, whose style is realism.    A thirty-year member of The Trade Winds Club, a travel club for married couples, Mr. Darrett incorporates into his art, themes from American life, as well as those from his travels to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and The Virgin Islands. Clifford is a veteran of the United States Air Force (1959 – 1965).




Artist Statement

Artist Statement:

I am a contemporary genre artist, whose style is realism.  My goal is to paint positive and historical images that anyone would like to hang in their home or business.


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