30 Americans: Purvis Young

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1 Day to 30 Americans

(1943–2010)

Self-taught artist Purvis Young made lurid and kinetic large-scale paintings and murals depicting the people of his hometown of Miami. He blended wild horses, jazz singers, and scenes from ancient battles, making poignant social commentaries on urban life. One of his most famous works is Goodbread Alley, his 1972 public mural located at the intersection of Northwest Third Avenue and 14th Street in the Overtown district in Miami.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

Learn more about Young at http://www.purvisyoungny.com/.


Purvis Young

photo: Milwaukee Art Museum, http://mam.org/

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