About the Artist
Charly Palmer (www.charlypalmer.com) is a contemporary artist that has a special gift and appetite for historically focused work. He has done commissioned commemorative pieces celebrating the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Winter and Summer Olympics, the Little Rock 9, Omega Psi Phi, and Fisk University. He has also done commissioned works for the Black McDonald’s Franchisee’s and a number of AA businesses including Coalescence, Inc.
Charly Palmer was born in 1960 in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee. He relocated to Chicago to study Art and Design at the American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he ran a successful design studio with a Fortune 500 clientele. As an instructor, he teaches design and illustration and painting at the post-secondary level—most recently—as an adjunct at Spelman College.
Charly Palmer is a renowned painter and designer his work is in private and public collections which include Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company, Vanderbilt University, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford, Apex Museum, and Hammond House Museum. Most recently, he completed a number of commissioned pieces for an NFL franchise. One of his previous works - His Story, belonging to the estate of Maya Angelou, was auctioned by Swann Gallery New York in 2015. Palmer completed an illustrated book—Mother Africa—chronicling the life of Miriam Makeba in 2015.