George Nock, former running back with the New York Jets & Washington Redskins was destined to become an artist. Introduced to drawing & sculpture very early in life, the self-taught, Nock has distinguished himself amongst the great sculptors of the 20th & 21st century due to an intrinsic ability to capture "the moment" with versatility in bronze often reflecting life's experiences.
Phoebe Beasley, who has been a noteworthy presence in the art community for several decades, was once a senior advertising account executive at a Los Angeles radio station. Using creativity and sales savvy from her media days, Beasley has parlayed her passion for art into works that are admired (and bought) by some of the who’s who of African American culture—from close friend Maya Angelou to Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Tavis Smiley. Read more
Edward Clark is an abstract painter whose work has drawn accolades internationally for five decades. He is the first painter credited with working on a shaped canvas, an innovation that influenced contemporary art through the 1950s and 1960s. He is also known for his powerful brush stroke, large-scale canvases, and especially, his use of color, which makes some people call him an "Abstract Impressionist." More
'Jimmy Winkfield' by George Nock
Jimmy Winkfield: Last African American jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in 1902