Michael Banks is an artist from Alabama who knew from the time he was a child he wanted to be an artist. A self-taught painter, Michael abandoned tradition on many levels and, in the process, succeeded in achieving a place in the wider world of contemporary American art.
His presence brings excitement to the “folk” genre creating a bridge for younger painters to follow. With this development has come a significant increase in the demand for his paintings. His work is collected by lovers of self-taught art and by those with an interest in contemporary art as well.
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