Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Young’s work, often a blend of collage and painting, utilizes found objects and the experience of African Americans in the south. A self-taught artist, Young gained recognition as a cult Contemporary Self Taught Artist, gaining a collectors following of the likes of Jane Fonda, Damon Wayans, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, among others.