Descent from the Cross
An African-American art print by Tim Ashkar featuring a Black Jesus Christ being removed from the cross after his crucifixion.
|Collection||Black Jesus Collection|
Tim AshkarTim Ashkar is primarily a self-taught artist. Through out 1978, Ashkar had the honor of studying art under Judith Serbaroli, the daughter of the also renowned Italian artist Hector Serbaroli. “The education I received from Judith was in the classical tradition, with the belief that one paints intelligently and honestly, leaving one’s inner feelings a subconscious attribute” Ashkar says. During that time he learned the technique of painting called alla prima. Best known for creating the classic painting “The Beauty of Color”, Tim Ashkar has many other accolades including artworks for the Pickfair Mansion, murals for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend of 1992, fine art projects for the entertainment industry, and numerous private portraits and commissions. A partial list of his clients include Dr. Jerry Buss, Dr. Marlon Brooks, Dr. Yvonne Noel, Mr. and Mrs. John Ratzenberger, Mr. and Mrs. John Dzundza, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Steinkelner, and Ms. Lucinda Carver, conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. Most of his clients are repeat collectors of his art. Well over a million prints of his art has been sold internationally.
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