Please join the University of the Arts in welcoming Kadir Nelson at the Caplan Theater where he’ll share insight into the art of picture making, his illustrative process, and his career as a celebrated Illustrator. Nelson is an award winning artist based in Los Angeles, California.
His subject matter comprised primarily of figurative paintings focus on historical narrative and heroic subjects in American culture, and are often informed by the Old Masters like Ingres, Michelangelo, Hopper, and Tanner. His sumptuous settings and characters, rich palette, and realistic, yet painterly technique speaks to both modern urban realism and masterly works of the next turn-of-the century American painters.
Currently, Nelson’s paintings are displayed in the permanent collections of several notable institutions including The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the US House of Representatives.