Biography: Michael Vinson Clark now makes art under the name Clark V. Fox, a name he adopted to honor his Powhatan and Cherokee ancestry and to differentiate himself from another artist with the same name. Fox was raised in Texas and moved to Washington, D.C., during the 1960s. He studied with Japanese artist Unichi Hiratsuka (1895–1997) in the early 1960s and briefly attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In Washington, he painted on projects with Gene Davis (1920–1985) and Thomas Downing (1928–1985). Clark helped found the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington and remained at its center for 14 years.