Monday, January 19, 2009

Artist of the Week: Ernie Barnes

Ninety Nine, A Hunered

Olympic Gymnast

Ernie Barnes, a native of North Carolina, became an artist after a stint playing in the AFL. His love of sports shined through his artwork. Most of the subjects of his paintings are in motion and displaying their elongated limbs. This unique style helped earn him the honor of being the commissioned artist for the 1984 Olympic Games. Barnes is now one of the most collected American painters.

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