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  • Purvis Young

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    Art Brokerage: Purvis Young American Artist: b. 1943-2010. 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 has 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. Listings Wanted.

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Street Dance 1995 14x50 - Huge Original Painting - Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Street Dance 1995 14x50 - Huge

Original Painting: Pigment on Cardboard, Hand Signed

Size: 12x48 in  | 30x122 cm
🔥Huge 1995 Framed Pigment on Cardboard - A Steal
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Untitled Painting 1979 44xx48 Huge Original Painting - Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Untitled Painting 1979 44xx48 Huge

Original Painting: Oil, Hand Signed

Size: 44x48x0 in  | 112x122x0 cm
Huge Framed 1979 Oil $4,500
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Untitled Painting 2005 24x50 Huge Original Painting - Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Untitled Painting 2005 24x50 Huge

Original Painting: Acrylic on Plywood With Carpet, Hand Signed

Size: 24x50 in  | 61x127 cm
🔥Huge Acrylic on Plywood with Carpet $3,700
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Untitled Painting 21x41 Original Painting - Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Untitled Painting 21x41

Original Painting: Paint on Recycled Cardboard, Hand Signed

Size: 21x41 in  | 53x104 cm
🔥Framed Painting on Cardboard
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Purvis Young 1970 43x27 Huge Original Painting - Purvis Young

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Purvis Young 1970 43x27 Huge

Original Painting: Oil on Silk, Hand Signed

Size: 27x43 in  | 69x109 cm
Large Framed Oil on Silk $2,995
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Warrior 1990 46x18  Huge Original Painting - Purvis Young

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Warrior 1990 46x18 Huge

Original Painting: House Paint on Wood, Hand Signed

Size: 46x18 in  | 117x46 cm
🔥Huge - House Paint on Wood $4,995
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Outside Looking In 1998 14x14 Original Painting - Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Outside Looking In 1998 14x14

Original Painting: Multimedia Oil on Fabric, Framed in Carpet, Jail Bars Knitting, Hand Signed

Size: 14x14 in  | 36x36 cm
Multi Mixed Media $2,995
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