BECK, ARTHELLO, JR., Born July 17, 1941, Dallas, Texas, passed November 5, 2004. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthello Beck, Sr., son, Hedari A. Beck, and sister Christine Beck Williams. Arthello is survived by his mother Millie Taylor Beck, wife Mae Beck, daughter, Mashariki Beck Okpiabhele, three granddaughters Akiba Beck, Keyonise Johnson, Eseohe Okpiabhele. and a host of other relatives and friends. Arthello was an outstanding artist who took pride in painting scenes depicting community life, religion, children and historical experiences. He opened the first African American owned and operated art gallery in Dallas in 1972. He was recognized across the United States for his contributions to visual arts. He received numerous awards and honors during his career. His art related travel carried him across the United States as well as abroad. He will surely be missed by his wife, family members and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 11, 2004, Lincoln Funeral Home, 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m. Funeral: Friday, November 12, 2004, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, 1808 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., 11:00 a.m. Lincoln Funeral Home & Memorial Parks 8100 Fireside Dr. Dallas TX (214) 398-8133
Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 11, 2004.