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us: Young, Purvis, 1943-2010

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        (naf) Miami (Fla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Miami (Fla.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Corcoran Gallery of Art
        • Organization: (naf) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
        • Organization: (naf) New Orleans Museum of Art
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        • Organization: Raiford State Prison (Florida)
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        (lcsh) Muralists
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      • found: Purvis Young, c2006: p. 46 (b. Feb. 4, 1943 in Miami, FL; artist)
      • found: New York times WWW site, Apr. 26, 2010 (in obituary published Apr. 24: Purvis Young; b. Feb. 2, 1943, Miami; d. there Tuesday [Apr. 20, 2010], aged 67; self-taught painter who emerged from prison as a young man and by dint of his striking, expressionist vision of urban life and mammoth output over more than three decades transformed a forgotten Miami neighborhood into a destination for contemporary art aficionados)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Young, Purvis; muralist, self-taught artist; born 04 February, 1943 in Miami, Florida, United States; served a four-year sentence for armed robbery in Raiford State Prison, Florida (1961-1965); began drawing and collaging books, walls, scraps of wood, bottles; public project Goodbread Alley, hundreds of pictures painted with house paint on plywood affixed to boarded-up buildings in Miami's historically black Overtown (1970s); painted a mural on the outside walls of the Overtown Branch Library (now destroyed); installed a work, Northside Metrorail Station (1980s); solo exhibitions in France, Canada, and the United States; his work hanged in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art; received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1979); died 24 April, 2010 in Miami, Florida, United States)
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