Shackled Hands And Human Chains

Title

Shackled Hands And Human Chains

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

African American artist Purvis Young was born and lived in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Using a blend of collage, painting and found objects, the self taught artist focused on the experience of African Americans in the south including social issues and slavery. His work was shown in major museums throughout the United States and in 2008 collectors Don and Mera Rubell donated over one hundred of young's work to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Creator

Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000136
1997.001

Date Created

~1970/~1980

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

painting (visual works)
oil

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Ray Kass in Honor of Walter Hathaway

Files

TAU_ART_000136_0003.jpg

Tags

Citation

Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), “Shackled Hands And Human Chains,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed October 15, 2019, http://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/960.