Jay C. Bakari Art Gallery
To look at a painting by Jay C. Bakari, creator of some of the
hottest selling images on the market today, is to enter into a dialogue between
the artist and his culture. And what he is saying about African-American culture
and history is that it is vital, diverse and rich in beauty and imagery.
Born in Pittsburgh, Jay began his formal art education in high school at Forbes
Road Vocational East. From there he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
Ivy School of Art, and finally transferred from Ivy to The Art Institute of
Pittsburgh. He ran out of money before he completed his degree, however, and was
forced to continue the development of his skills while supporting himself with a
day job and utilizing the resources of local libraries.
Though his original drawings and paintings are unavailable for sale, the
high-quality color and black-and-white prints he offers allow him to make his
work accessible to the general public at prices anyone can afford.
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