Purvis Young Murals Historic Overtown

Purvis Young learned about art when he was a teen - serving time in a Florida prison. Self-taught, his Chagall-like urban works can be found nationwide in museums like the Smithsonian in D.C. More than 3,000 pieces were purchased by a notable Miami art collector– yet sadly, Purvis died in 2010, destitute. You can feel the love for his hometown in his public murals– at the overpass wall at NW 11th St./ NW 3rd Ave. Another, at the Public Library branch at NW 13th St. and yet another outside the Northside Metrorail station.


1100-1114 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

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