From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Conwill, Houston Eugene

(born: April 2, 1947  -  died: November 14, 2016) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Houston Conwill was a multi-talented painter and sculptor. He received many awards, including the Prix de Rome Fellowship in 1984 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1987. He collaborated on the creation of a terrazzo and brass project, Rivers, for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Houston Conwill was the brother of artist and poet Estelle Conwill Majozo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Howard University and the University of Southern California. He died in 2016 in New York City, NY. For more see The African American Almanac, 9th ed.; St. James Guide to Black Artists, ed. by T. Riggs; and Art at the Edge, by H. Conwill and S. Krane.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Majozo, Estelle Conwill
NKAA Source: African American almanac
NKAA Source: St. James guide to Black artists

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“Conwill, Houston Eugene,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 19, 2021,

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