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Kehinde Wiley

 (born 1977)
Kehinde Wiley is active/lives in New York, California.  Kehinde Wiley is known for African-American male figures-conceptual.

Biography   Kehinde Wiley


Photorealist painter Kehinde Wiley is inspired by Renaissance paintings and late European portraits.  He takes these influences and fuses them with casually dressed African-American men posing similar to prophets, saints and angels.  Artists he draws inspiration from include Raphael, Titian, Tiepolo, Gainsborough, Ingres and Sargent.

He begins by approaching African-American men in Harlem, asks permission to paint them, shows them his work, the subject can then choose a painting he would like to imitate.

His first solo museum show, featuring 18 large-scale paintings, was at the Brooklyn Museum.  In 2008, the Studio Museum in Harlem held a solo exhibition of his work, which was ten canvases from his series "The   ...  Displaying 750 of 1268 characters.

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