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PURVIS YOUNG

BIOGRAPHY
Artist Art Brokerage: Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 - April 20, 2010) was an American artist. One of South Florida's most celebrated artists, his life story was captured in the 2006 feature length documentary film, Purvis of Overtown. Young was born in Liberty City, Miami, Florida and lived in Overtown, Miami, Florida. A self-taught artist, Young communicated a social message with his work, depicting poverty, crime and other social issues of his hometown community of Overtown. He painted on discarded objects as his canvases, including doors, cardboard, and pieces of wood. Young often stated that he turned his life around through art, after serving a prison term for breaking and entering in the mid-1960s. He died at the age of 67 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami from cardiac arrest. Young lived in a nursing home and used a wheelchair in his final years, the result of an extended struggle with diabetes. Young's works are in many museum collections, including those of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, FL and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. In addition, Young's art have been regularly been shown at galleries, primarily in Miami and southern Florida, such as in a 1972 installation at the Miami Museum of Modern Art, but also nationwide, from exhibitions at the Springfield (Ohio) Museum of Art (1999) to the art museum of the University of Memphis (2004), as well as in commercial galleries from New York City to Cologne, Germany.

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS, DRAWINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER

Purvis Young

"Angels Will Free Us"

Original Painting

Acrylic on Wood

48 x 22 in  |  122 x 56 cm
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Purvis Young

"Black and Yellow Figures 1995"

Original Painting

Oil on Compressed Board

28 x 16 in  |  71 x 41 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
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Purvis Young

"Coffee Cup"

Original Painting

House Paint on Wood

30 x 23 in  |  76 x 58 cm
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Purvis Young

"Figures Reaching Up"

Works on Paper (not prints)

Paint on Placemat/Menu

24 x 15 in  |  61 x 38 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
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Purvis Young

"Locked Up"

Original Painting

Paint on Masonite

30 x 27 in  |  76 x 69 cm
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Purvis Young

"Long Jointed Man With Pregnant Lady"

Original Painting

Paint on Masonite

14 x 12 in  |  36 x 30 cm
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Purvis Young

"Mountain Landscape 1994"

Works on Paper (not prints)

Oil on Menu/Placemat

25 x 14 in  |  64 x 36 cm
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Purvis Young

"Outside Looking in"

Original Painting

Multimedia Oil on Fabric, Framed in Carpet, Jail Bars Knitting

14 x 14 in  |  36 x 36 cm
$3,200 USD OBO
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Purvis Young

"Procession"

Original Painting

Oil on Panel

8 x 26 in  |  20 x 66 cm
$2,400 USD OBO
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Purvis Young

"Untitled Painting 1990 95x48"

Original Painting

Oil on Wood Panel

95 x 48 in  |  242 x 122 cm
$6,900 USD OBO
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Purvis Young

"Untitled Portrait"

Original Painting

House Paint on Wood

39 x 14 in  |  99 x 36 cm
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Purvis Young

"Untitled Watercolor"

Watercolor

Watercolor on Manilla File Folder

15 x 17 in  |  38 x 43 cm
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Purvis Young

"Zulu Warrior on the Mountaintop 2002"

Original Painting

Oil Paint on Metal Shelf

36 x 18 in  |  91 x 46 cm
$5,700 USD OBO
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"Past Midnight #14.000.999 1990"

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"Mecklenburg Autumn 1982"

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26 x 20 in  |  66 x 51 cm
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"Untitled - Man with Flutes 1987"

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35 x 23 in  |  90 x 59 cm
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"Cousins 1988"

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11 x 15 in  |  28 x 38 cm
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"Elvis at 3 is a Angel to Me 1988"

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