Lavarne Ross
American, b. 1941
A Grandma's Love
pastel on paper
19 9/16 x 25 5/8 inches
Collection of Lavarne Ross

Lavarne Ross Works on Paper

January 18, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Graphics Gallery

This exhibition features works on paper by Flint native Lavarne Ross. After selling his first piece of art at the young age of 12, Ross knew that he would spend his entire life doing what he loved—making art. Ross feels it's best to "paint what you know," and his art features familiar landscapes and people from the city of Flint. Historic memories are prominent in Ross' art from the electric trolleys that used to run through the city, to the former S. S. Kresge store downtown, and even the old Buick plant that is now just a field. Lavarne Ross: Works on Paper features 19 works of art including pencil, chalk, acrylic, and watercolor.

From the Exhibition

  • Lavarne Ross, American, b. 1941, Dr. J, n.d., pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches. Collection of Lavarne Ross

  • Lavarne Ross, American, b. 1941, The Secret Place, watercolor on paper, 25 9/16 x 29 5/8 inches. Collection of Lavarne Ross

  • Lavarne Ross, American, b. 1941, Road Warriors, acrylic on board, 24 15/16 x 31 7/8 inches. Collection of Lavarne Ross