Larry Poncho Brown
A native of Baltimore Maryland. He pursued his art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. He started his first business at the age of 17 as a sign writer, and has been a full-time artist ever since. Much of his early sign work was featured on television commercials and movies including Barry Levinson's "Avalon."
He is the youngest honorary member of Art 2000, a national multicultural visual arts association. Among his convictions is educating young artists. He is the founder of "The African American Youth Art Exhibition" which has been sponsored in Baltimore annually since 1990. "My goal is to provide and outlet for young artists to express themselves, as well as enlighten them on the importance of art in our culture."
Admirers often site rhythm, movement, and unity, as favorite elements in his work. Poncho's unique style combines past and present art stylization to create sense of realism, mysticism, and beauty, which gives his art universal appeal