OMA Gifted 24 paintings by renowned artist Purvis Young

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Purvis Young, "3 Angels with Figures" - paint on plywood - image via Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art was gifted 24 pieces for their collection by Florida artist Purvis Young.

The donation, by New York-based collector Daniel Aubry, came with an additional ten paintings that are on long-term loan to the museum.

“Purvis Young (1943-2010) was a self-taught artist who lived and worked in Overtown, a historically African-American neighborhood adjacent to downtown Miami. Working on materials such as discarded scraps of wood, metal, and cardboard found on neighboring streets, Young developed an expressive and visionary style of painting rooted in his experience as an African American living in an economically distressed community.”

Purvis Young, “Renaissance Angel” – paint on skid – image via Orlando Museum of Art

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