Purvis Young, who in the later years of his life rose from poverty and obscurity to become one of Miami's most well-known and respected artists, has died today at the age of 67 from cardiac arrest following a battle with diabetes that had left him in a wheel chair.
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- From Outsider to Insider: For years self-taught artist Purvis Young was financially exploited. Those days are over now, by Judy Cantor Thursday, May 20 1999
Art & Soul, by Judy Cantor Thursday, Oct 26 1995
Color Him Pissed:
Purvis Young's paintings brush off scheming politicians, by Carlos Suarez De Jesus Thursday, Jun 12 2008
Purvis Young gets mad props at FLIFF, by Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik Thursday, Feb 8 2007
Purvis Young in Vogue with Morgan Freeman and Lara Stone
By Kyle Munzenrieder, May 26, 2008