Ernie Barnes Jr
(1938 - 2009)
Ernie Eugene Barnes, Jr. was active/lived in California, North Carolina. Ernie Barnes is known for African-American figure, genre and sports painting.
Ernie Barnes' involvement with art began at an early age; however, when he reached high school his creative endeavors were temporarily detoured in his determination to become a successful athlete. In part this change was a response to the demands of peer pressure, which can be so strong at that age. He graduated from his high school a hero and star football player, and with a choice of 26 full athletic scholarships. He chose North Carolina Central University and a major in art. After college, he continued in a professional athletic career, but never let his love for football overshadow his love for art. Football gave him an enormous satisfaction of achievement, of being able to do something extremely difficult, and d ... Displaying 750 of 7394 characters.