The Wiz (1978)
Meet: Edwin Lester
Edwin Lester is a self taught artist from Philadelphia who has taken the ethnic art world by storm. His spiritual concept is unique and Edwin Lester’s african-american art work will convey a message that is evident in every stroke. Edwin Lester doesn’t necessarily consider himself a spiritual or concept artist, he has stated that he likes to paint images which are a part of his everyday life. God, love, simply living trying to be the best he can at what ever he is trying to accomplish that day. Edwin Lester is a man that loves what he does and can simply reflect on the joy of life. “I just love what I do and when I walk out into the world each day, there is so much to see, so much to paint. For tomorrow is not promised. So today I will say what I can, do as I must and paint what I can even if it’s just one stroke.”
Long before multicultural characters and themes were commonplace, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give black children a central place in American children’s literature.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; 1962
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