" For me, making art satisfies several callings.
It's part investigative reporting, part collecting
artifacts and the rest teaching about history."
Eric Humphries was raised in rural Norman, Oklahoma. From an early
age, he was interested in drawing and painting and spent much of his
free time doing so. With few artistic influences to call upon, Humphries
practiced copying comic books and cartoons. In later years, he found
himself drawn to politically motivated artists, such as Diego Rivera and
Keith Haring. Eventually, Humphries decided that he would take his art in
a socially conscious direction as well. His works reflect an individuality
forged by years of experimentation and an emphasis on simplifying down
the key elements. The paintings are allegorical, depicting true life
historical events as seen through the eyes of an artist.
In the past, Humphries has tackled such topics as AIDS awareness,
evolution and war. Some notable past projects include Heaven, Hell and
the Earth, a four canvas series about the September eleventh attack on
New York City, completed in 2007, Three Minutes in American History,
which depicted the events surrounding the Oklahoma City Bombing from
2009 and “Is the Whole World on Fire?”, an eight canvas series which
tracked the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and which traveled for eighteen
months to Oklahoma colleges, universities, libraries and galleries and
was featured in more that a dozen magazines, newspapers and on
television and internet programs.
Please Note. All Images on this site are the exclusive
property of Eric Humphries and should not be used for any
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