Luther E. Vann

Painting, Literature Subject

1937 –

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Who is Luther E. Vann?

Luther E. Vann was born in Savannah, Georgia, but grew up in both Savannah and New York City. As a child, he was surrounded by and studied with such artists of the Harlem Renaissance as Charles Alston. His work and life are the principle focus of the book ELEMENTAL, the Power of Illuminated Love. He has won numerous awards for his art and was the first Savannah-born African American to have an exhibit at the world famous Telfair Museum of Art Jepson Center for the Arts. He was honored in 2009 by prestigious King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation for his contributions to the cultural legacy of Savannah and the state of Georgia.

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Born
Dec 2, 1937
Savannah
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Savannah
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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