Circulars art

Year: Early 1990s

Medium: Paint on plywood

Size: 48 x 49 ½ in.

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

3 Angels with Figures

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

Part of the Purvis Young and His Angels Exhibit

Young - three angels with figures

Year: Early 1990s

Medium: Paint on plywood

Size: 48 x 49 ½ 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.