Description This aged print is a dedication the the old school boxer, Joe Louis, 'the brown bomber'.Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 - April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louis's championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 27 championship fights, including 25 successful title defenses – all records for the heavyweight division. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization and was ranked number one on Ring Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time.
Earl Ferguson, beckley Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement hi, my name is earl ferguson, and i live in beckley, west virginia. i've been a professional graphic artist since i graduated from the art institute of pittsburgh in 1985. i worked for revolutionary comics (publisher of rock-n-roll comics) as a cover artist for years. i've done etchings on monuments, mostly specializing in full color portraits. i'm the official artist for the coal classic for which i do portraits for all the guest speakers which has included ( larry bird, dr. j, john elway, terry bradshaw, among many others)
i work full time as a graphic artist for a large screenprinting company while free lancing for other companies and publishers, such as doing clipart for digital solutions in tempe, az.
alot of my recent work reflects my love for ancient history, mostly rome and greece. most of my clipart is done in my comicbook style. i enjoy almost anything creative which has lead me to try many challenges such as designing basketball courts, statues, balloons, logos, portraits, billboards and banners, alittle of everything really.
i hope everyone will enjoy my prints and thank you for stopping by my gallery.