Miami Artist Purvis Young Dead at 67

We have just learned from one of Purvis Young’s lifelong friends that Purvis passed away this morning in Miami.
Purvis had just turned 67 on February 4th of this year.
Those of us who had the privilege of being his friend know that a “ great soul “ has been taken from us. Purvis Young was a true and consummate artist who lived entirely for his art. He leaves behind a colossal body of work which has already given pleasure to countless people who have seen it in the over sixty museums in in which his vibrant expressionistic paintings have been shown.
Purvis Young will live on through his paintings and in the memory of his friends and myriad collectors.