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Vitus Shell

Vitus Shell

(b.1978 Monroe, LA) lived in Memphis
Beautiful Sunday Magnolias, 2005
painting on canvas, 37.25 x 49.25 x 1.25 inches, 2015.65.2

Shell has participated in university, museum, and private gallery exhibits across the country from painting a mural for the National Civil Rights Museum’s NBA Pioneers exhibit to being commissioned to create public art through the Memphis UrbanArt Commission.  Shell continues to share his experiences by lecturing at high schools and universities. He received his B.F.A. from Memphis College of Art and his M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He has received multiple grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

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