“DIVAS” By Morgan Monceaux
April 9, 2011 4:00pm
Student Poetry Readings
Shona sculptures by renowned female artists
Morgan Monceaux’s work exemplifies what it is to be a visionary artist. He has no formal training in art, and as a homeless person, lived much of his adult life outside conventional society. His work does not belong to a folk tradition but is inspired by a private vision that exists apart from traditional notions of art and art-making.
His very first series of paintings, "George to George, the Presidential Portraits" has been exhibited in galleries and libraries all over the United States. Three of his "Jazz: My Music, My People" pieces are in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.
Morgan’s love of classical music led him to research and subsequently portray women of color who performed before Presidents, European Royalty and all white audiences over a century ago. He exhaustingly researches his subjects and his “DIVAS” series is big, powerful and like Morgan, compelling.
For more information: visit www.zimstonegallery.com by phone: 301-699-1499
4814 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781