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THE ARTIST

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EMMETT

I WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON DC, AND STUDIED LIVE ON THE STREETS OF DC, BEGINNING IN THE 1970’S. CAPTURING DC’S NIGHTLIFE IN MY SKETCHBOOKS, LIKE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. PROSTITUTES, JUNKIES, COPS AND THE HOMELESS OF DOWNTOWN DC FOUND THEIR WAY INTO MY BOOKS UP TO THE 1980’S WHEN I GOT MY 1ST EXHIBITION AS A TEENAGER. THE MAYOR AND HIS WIFE ALLOWED ME TO EXHIBIT WITH 60, 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD PAINTERS OF LOCAL RENOWN IN THE SPIRITS:THE MAKINGS OF MASTERS EXHIBITION MARCH 1982. MY MENTOR WAS GEORGETTE SEABROOKE POWELL THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARTIST. POWELL COMMISSIONED ME TO CAPTURE HER ART IN THE PARK EVENT LIVE ON CANVAS IN 1988.

 

THE PAINTER

MY 1ST SOLO COINCIDED WITH THE VAN GOGH’S VAN GOGHS EXHIBITION IN WASHINGTON, DC IN 1997. AFTER BEING DENIED COVERAGE I BEGAN INVITING THE PRESS TO AT LEAST GO AND SEE MY EXHIBITION. AFTER VIEWING THE SHOW  WRITER HERB QUARLES OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER WROTE ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS AS THE GALLERY KEPT EXTENDING IT.

FURNITURE ART

MY WORK HAS APPEARED ON HIGH END LEATHER FURNITURE FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES.

HIGH POINT FURNITURE SHOW

HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA

PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE EXPO

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

THE BELLAGIO HOTEL & CASINO

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

ABC HOME & CARPET

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

ROBB & STUCKEY LEATHER

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

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