Clifford Etienne was born and raised in Louisiana, with wonderful artistic gifts, recently discovered in the art world.
His work celebrates cultural tradition in New Orleans, where his mom grew up in the St. Bernard Project, and around the Louisiana countryside. He is working on a series that will memorialize the New Orleans Housing Projects as they were in their heyday, as well as some beautiful renderings of the Second Line tradition.
As a young man, he became a boxer, fighting under the name, 'The Black Rhino'. A complex set of bad breaks resulted in his incarceration in Angola, LA. Now, he has picked up his brushes and returned to his painting, through which he reveals his emotional and humorous interpretations of life.
Cliff's work is being collected by a number of high-profile clients, in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. A new collection has just been hung at Guy Lyman Fine Art, 3645 Magazine Street in New Orleans.
Cliff creates portraits on commission when he's not working on his originals. Please order your portraits of individuals and families, or start a collection of your own by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.