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Michael Ray Charles

 (born 1967)
Michael Ray Charles is active/lives in Texas.  Michael Charles is known for modernist naive ethnic droll figure.

Biography   Michael Ray Charles


Michael Ray Charles (1967)

He was born in 1967 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1985.  In college, he studied advertising design and illustration, eventually moving into painting. 

Charles also received an MFA degree from the University of Houston in 1993.

"His graphically styled paintings investigate racial stereotypes drawn from a history of American advertising, product packaging, billboards, radio jingles, and television commercials.  Charles draws comparisons between Sambo, Mammy, and minstrel images of an earlier era and contemporary mass-media portrayals of black youths, celebrities, and athletes—images he sees as a constant in t   ...  Displaying 750 of 1647 characters.

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