American painter who created work based on the injustice of slavery and American segregation. Some of his popular paintings include the Domino Players in 1943 and Self-portrait in 1941.
He attended segregated schools until he was 15 years old and later worked in various jobs that included a hotel porter and a used-clothing peddler.
He served in the 369th infantry in Europe during World War I.
He grew up with his family in Goshen, New York.
Like him, John Wesley Harick was an African-American painter.