Boat People

slave ships painting by purvis young at roots up gallery.jpg
slave ships painting by purvis young at roots up gallery.jpg

Boat People

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Boat People is a painting by Self-Taught Artist Purvis Young on linen depicting people trying to reach freedom. Framed, framed, 34 x 34". Free shipping within the continental U.S.

“I mostly see the boat people struggling. I see them on the news, where the boats turn over, or they get turned around, sent back. Sometimes I put sharks in my art, boats turning over with sharks around. Sometimes sharks keep peoples from getting to freedom. Sharks let you know it's dangerous coming across to Florida. Sharks are part of everybody's environment.” - Souls Grown Deep xcerpt from conversations with Purvis Young, William Arnett, and Larry Clemons in 1994 and 1995.

Purvis Young is a self-taught artist infamous for his powerful, urban impressionistic paintings of inner city life and conflict. He said “God didn’t put me on earth to say much, he put me here to paint.”

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Folk Art is a highly collectible art form that possesses a unique style and charm. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind. There can be wear from elements and chosen substrate which is part of what adds to its charm and style.