Artist Winfred Rembert is remembered as a New Haven ‘treasure’ with an irrepressible spirit when he passed away last March at the age of 75. He was very open to the story of his youth in Jim Crow, Georgia.
He has told it in dozens of interviews since his discovery by the art world 20 years ago. He recounted it in an award-winning 2011 documentary, “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert”. But he told it above all in the paintings he himself learned to do on leather.