Circulars art

Year: Mid 1980s

Medium: Paint on Skid

Size: 41 x 29 x 5 in.

Image courtesy of the Orlando Museum of Art. Gift of Daniel Aubry.

Renaissance Angel

Purvis Young (African-American, b.1943 - d.2010)

Part of the Purvis Young and His Angels Exhibit

Young - renaissance angel

Year: Mid 1980s

Medium: Paint on Skid

Size: 41 x 29 x 5 in.

Image courtesy of the Orlando Museum of Art. Gift of Daniel Aubry.

About Purvis Young

Purvis Young (1943-2010) was a self-taught artist who lived and worked in Overtown, a historically African-American neighborhood adjacent to downtown Miami. Working on materials such as discarded scraps of wood, metal and cardboard found on neighboring streets, Young developed an expressive and visionary style of painting rooted in his experience as an African American living in an economically distressed community.