BirthdayFebruary 2, 1943
BirthplaceMiami, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Purvis Young

    Full name: Purvis Young
    Also known as: Purvis Young, Young, Purvis
    Professions: Painter

  2. Purvis Young Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 20th of April, 2010 (Age: 67)

  3. Purvis Young Biography

    Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Young's work, often a blend of collage and painting, utilizes found objects and the experience of African Americans in the south. A self-taught artist, Young gained recognition as a cult contemporary self-taught artist, with a collectors' following including the likes of Jane Fonda, Damon Wayans, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, among others. In 2006 a feature documentary entitled Purvis of Overtown was produced about his life and work. His work is found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. Visit Purvis Young Museum, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  4. Purvis Young Family

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