A Brooklyn senior high school teen, Cliffannie Forrester, 18, has already had a piece of her Artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
At the age of 18, the African-American artist Cliffannie Forrester has made a history with her astonishing oil painting, which she titled “Uganda”. Forrester’s painting topped the P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids competition and was taken to the world-renowned museum in Manhattan, NY.
In an interview, Forrester explained that she had been looking through her old pictures she had made during a church trip to Uganda. She said, “I saw the picture and felt inspired to paint it”.
According to reports, Forrester’s painting was featured on a Times Square billboard from June 22 to June 26 and it will also be displayed at the Met until October 23, 2016.
As young and talented as Forrester is, she is determined to take her Arts and Design to another level. She plans to take part in Fine Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “My next goal is to get another piece in a museum. I never want to give up my work,” she said.
Talented Black people like Forrester or Oresegun Olumide, the Nigerian genius of oil painting, should be encouraged to transform the world through their arts. Well done Cliffannie Forrester! Keep it up, show the world how talented the Black youth is.
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