illustrations ©2011 Larry Poncho Brown



Larry “Poncho” Brown ( is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and received his BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He started his first business at the age of seventeen as a signwriter, and has been a full time artist ever since. His art, both fine and commercial, has been published nationally in Art Trends, U.S. Art Gallery, Images, Upscale, Ebony, Essence, and Jet magazines His work is also featured in the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series book, Wrapped in Pride. Poncho founded Raising The Arts, which provides fundraising opportunities for nonprofit organizations, and has created over 65 images for such organizations since 1987. He was awarded Artist of the Year by the African American Visual Arts Association in 2000, the Heritage Arts Festival Palette Award in 2003, and the Save the Arts Award as Museum’s Choice in 2010.

African-American Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 22

144 pages, color, $15