Everett Spruill, Orlando, FL Member Since December 2013 Artist Statement Everett Spruill was born 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. After attending High School at George Washington Carver, in Birmingham, Everett received a full scholarship to Berea College, where he majored in business. Everett was exposed to museums, and classical music at an early age and would prove to have a great influence on his artistic development. For more than 30 years Everett, a self-taught artist, has been involved in collecting and creating works of art. He currently conducts art workshops for Central Florida youth through his non-profit foundation and is former owner of The Ethnic Art Gallery, Orlando, Florida. Everett is most known for his early collages and works on paper, notably, the "Old School Jazz and Blues Series", which feature colorful paintings and collages of the fathers and legends of our own American art form….Jazz. Everett is influenced by American Artists Arthur Rayford, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White and Frank Stella to name a few. Dealer inquiries and commissions welcome.