Clifford Etienne was born and raised in Louisiana, with self-developed artistic gifts that include him in the 'Outsider Artist' world.
His work celebrates cultural tradition in New Orleans, where his mom grew up in the St. Bernard Project, and in 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.
In his youth, 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 painting, through which his emotional and humorous interpretations of life could be revealed.
Cliff's work is being collected by a number of high-profile clients, in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles, and the Second Line series is presently on show at Guy Lyman Fine Art on 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 email@example.com.