10 African-American Visual Artists You Need to Know

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Ealy Mays

For the past thirty years, West Texas native, Ealy Mays has challenged art enthusiasts with his brand of subtle satire and eclectic style.  Mays, who currently resides in Paris, counts Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, Gary Hill and others as inspirations for his work which combines social commentary, the raw edge of street murals, classical forms and abstract imagery.  Mays’ work has been displayed in Le Louvre and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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