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artist , educator

Muhammad Abdul Hakeem, American Artist, educator. Winner Cheekwood National Contemporary Painting Competition, Cheekwood Museum Art, Tennessee, 1993. Art teacher Lower East Side Cmty School, New York City, 1976-1977, Urban League, Brooklyn, 1969 summer; counselor Office of Catholic Education, Brooklyn, 1987-1988; member customer panel Regional Transportation Division; Member Kappa Delta Pi (Kappa chapter).


Hakeem, Muhammad Abdul was born on October 15, 1945 in New York City. Son of Cheveland and Ruby (Rountrea) Marshall.


Student of sculpture and painting, Pratt Institute, Pietrasanta, Italy, 1972. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1974. Master of Arts, Teacher College, 1976.

Master of Education, Columbia University, 1980.


Artist New York Daily News, New York City, 1976-1978. Assistant technician Brooklyn Museum, 1980-1981, instructor African Art, 1981. Teacher Holy Rosary School, 1982-1989.

Arts and crafts specialist Fresh Air Fund Camp, Fishkill, summer 1983, Camp Merrimac, Contoo Cook, New Hampshire, summers 1986-1988. Teacher art Middle School 319, Bronx, New York, 1997-1998, Denver School District, since 2000. Dealer Dan Gallery, 2005.

Adjunct professor Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado. Part-time teacher Boulder and Denver Public Schools, since 2000. Workshop facilitator, lecturer Islamic culture and faith Arapahoe Ridge High School, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Christ Hospital Primary Care Center, Jersey City, 1997. Exhibited in group shows at Brooklyn Museum, 1973, Lynn Kottler Galleries, 1974, Hansen Galleries, 1974, Galleries International, 1975, Community Gallery, 1977, Waverly Gallery, Incorporated, 1977, Allan S. Park Gallery, 1978, Greenwich Bar and Restaurant, 1979, Macy Gallery, 1980, West Side Story, 1981, Lynn Kittler Galleries, 1981, World Trade Expo-Keane Mason Gallery, 1981, Tabor Gallery, 1982, Gallery II, St. George, Utah, 1984, Beaulahland, 1986, Morin-Miller Galleries, 1987, 89, Educational Alliance, 1988, Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Art Council/Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts of the Depot (honorable mention), 1992, Boulder Art Center, 1993, Louisville (Colorado) Arts Center, 1993, Emmanuel Gallery-U. Colorado, Denver, 1994, Cross Gallery, Boulder, 1995, Cross Gallery, Denver, 1995, Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1996, The Christ Hospital Primary Care Center, 1997, Boulder Museum Contemporary Art, 2000, Sovereign Gallery, Boulder, 2003, Mia Trattoria Restaurant, 2003, Dan Gallery, Denver, 2005, others. Works represented at Kearon-Hempenstall Gallery, Jersey City.

      Multimedia exhibition at Colorado History Museum, 1996.


Art teacher Lower East Side Cmty School, New York City, 1976-1977, Urban League, Brooklyn, 1969 summer. Counselor Office of Catholic Education, Brooklyn, 1987-1988. Member customer panel Regional Transportation Division.

Member Kappa Delta Pi (Kappa chapter).


Married Sarah Sockarso, February 9, 2003.

Cheveland Marshall

Ruby (Rountrea) Marshall

Sarah Sockarso