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 Purvis Young  (1943 - 2010)

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Lived/Active: Florida      Known for: mod naive urban views, installation

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BIOGRAPHY for Purvis Young
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Birth
1943 (LIberty City, Florida)
 
Death
2010

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Florida


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mod naive urban views, installation

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The work of the urban black vernacular artist, Purvis Young, has roots in the dreamy fields of high art subject matter-evoking Picasso in its riders, its elegant horses, its nudes.  At the same time it is filled with the energy and syncretism of the world's vanguard-American urban Black culture.  It is to "outsider art" what be bop is to the blues.  The subject matter rides on a thick layer of color, attention, choice, free-swinging composition that refers to a thousand yea (showing 500 of 3768 characters).



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