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Purvis Young
  Reference #: PUR1005110197
  Category: Art
  Subcategory: 20th Century
  Country: USA
  Year: c. 1970
  Price: Please contact us for pricing info.
  Status: SOLD
  Condition: Excellent
  Artist: Purvis Young
  Medium: acrylic on plastic
  Title: Untitled: Horses and Riders
  Measurements: 35 x 69
  Dealer: Lawrence Fine Art
14 Weston place
Lawrence, NY 11559
  USA
Phone: 516-547-8965
Email: lawrencefinearts@aol.com
Website: www.lawrence-fine-arts.com
 
ITEM DESCRIPTION
Young was a self-taught painter who emerged from prison as a young man and by dint of his striking, expressionist vision of urban life and mammoth output over more than three decades transformed the forgotten Miami neighborhood of Overtown into a vision of beauty. He had a tremendous ability to twin urban contemporary art with the high art motifs of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Delacroix and El Greco.

Young developed his own iconography to describe the lives of the people in his neighborhood which includes wild horses, marching people, railroad tracks, pregnant women and angel heads. His work is held by the Corcoran, the Smithsonian, the American Museum of Folk Art, and the Bass Museum among others.

One of the nicest Young's we've seen. Provenance: Colin Fisher Gallery, Cathedral City, CA
 
Lawrence Fine Art - Purvis Young
 
 
 
 
 
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