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Join the Picker Art Gallery for Lee Brown Coye: Out of Sheer Art, a lecture on the prolific Central New York artist by Coye biographer Luis Ortiz.

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) was a prolific illustrator for horror anthologies and pulp magazines who director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro once called "the weirdest of all Weird Tale artists." Coye spent his entire life in Central New York where he drew inspiration for many of his paintings, drawings, watercolors, murals, and sculptures from the architecture and landscapes of the region. The Picker Art Gallery is pleased to partner with Coye biographer Luis Ortiz to interpret its unparalleled collection of artworks by the artist. 

Luis Ortiz studied fine arts at St. John's University, and is an editor, artist, and author based in New York City. He was nominated for the Hugo and Locus award for Emshwiller: Infinity X Two, a volume in the Nonstop Library of American Artists (Nonstop Press), which also includes Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye. Ortiz has a passion for pop culture, fantastika, and provocative art and artists.


Lee Brown Coye: Out of Sheer Art is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: © Estate of Lee Brown Coye

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