. Michelangelo Lovelace, Compassionate Painter of Cleveland’s Community, Has Died at 60 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – Michelangelo Lovelace Sr., a Cleveland-based artist who created poignant paintings and drawings often focused on issues of injustice in America, has died at age 60. A representative for Lovelace’s gallery, Fort Gansevoort, said that he died after a long illness. The subjects of Lovelace’s works, which the artist created over the course of 40 years, range from everyday city life to poverty, war, immigration, and policing. The artist told Ideastream in a 2017 interview, “What I’m trying to do in my work is tell that urban, inner-city story of what it’s like growing up, dealing with poverty, dealing with crime, dealing with drugs.

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