Art Sunday #212: Varnette Honeywood – Old Dinner Party


Varnette Patricia Honeywood (December 27, 1950 – September 12, 2010) was an American painter, writer, and businesswoman whose paintings and collages depicting African-American life hung on walls in interior settings for The Cosby Show after Camille and Bill Cosby had seen her art and started collecting some of her works. Her paintings also appeared on television on the Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, as well as on the TV series Amen and 227.

Fine Art reproduction of “Old Fashioned Dinner Party.” Copyright 1982, Varnette P. Honeywood. This piece portrays the wonderful times a family can have while cooking. The love that is spread throughout her brush, is shown with vivid, lively colors, throughout this artwork.

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