• Kehinde Wiley – Portrait Painter

    Kehinde Wiley (born 1977) is a New York-based portrait painter, who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of people with brown skin in heroic poses. He will often use old masters paintings for the pose of the figure. Early life Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977. His father is Yoruba from Nigeria, and his mother is African-American. As a [...]
  • Juan Sánchez: Nuyorican Influential Artist

    Juan Sánchez (born July 1954) -- also Juan Sanchez -- is an influential American artist and one of the most important Nuyorican cultural figures to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Born to Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, New York, his works include photography, paintings and mixed media works. His pieces are held [...]
  • David LaChapelle: American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist.

    David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963) is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist. He is best known for his photography, which often references art history and sometimes conveys social messages. His photographic style has been described as "hyper-real and slyly subversive" and as "kitsch pop surrealism". One 1996 article called him the "Fellini of photography", a phrase that continues to [...]