Marvels Of Monceaux

Jewels of the self-taught visionary artist's work capture the likeness -- and the essence -- of jazz greats

March 25, 2007|By Glenn McNatt | Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic

Visionary artist Morgan Monceaux's delightful portrait drawings of jazz musicians and royal historical figures, on view in the exhibition The World of Morgan Monceaux at New Door Creative gallery, offer admirers of his large-scale paintings another perspective on this prolific artist's output.

Monceaux, a Vietnam veteran and former homeless person, first achieved recognition in the early 1990s for a series of colorful, highly inventive works on paper depicting all 41 American presidents up to that time, from George Washington to George H.W. Bush. (He had begun the series while living in an abandoned building in the South Bronx, N.Y.)

THE WORLD OF MORGAN MONCEAUX / / Through April 28 at New Door Creative, 1601 St. Paul St. 410-244- 244-8244 or newdoorcreative.com

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