Black reflects on career in art, academia

Erin Sommers


Richard Black’s first attempt at college didn’t take.
“After I got out of high school, I helped dad on the farm for a year,” Black said in an interview at that same farm, outside of Farnhamville. “I decided to go to college. I thought I was going to be an engineer.”
He enrolled at Drake University, where, he said, he wasn’t a very good student.
Not long after he started college, Black was drafted into the military. The two years he spent in the service were two of the best years of his life, he said.
“The government took care of me,” he said. “They paid me, they fed me.”
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