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Closing Reception PURVIS YOUNG : HARD TIMES AND HOPE
Oct 07 2017
JOIN US FOR THE CLOSING RECEPTION OF A COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY THE FAMED MIAMI ARTIST, PURVIS YOUNG (1943-2010)
|Purvis Young was born in Liberty City in 1943 and grew up in what was still known in his youth as "Colored Town", now called Overtown. He grew up with few prospects for achieving anything like the "American Dream" in his lifetime. He dropped out of all-black Booker T. Washington High School after 10th grade, and by age 18 was serving four years of hard time a Raiford State Prison for burglary. Prison, however, brought him back to drawing, and when he returned to the streets of Overtown|
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