Key Sport Works & World Influence

Kadir Nelson – “Sport Art’s Contemporary Griot” – 2009 Sport Artist of the Year

Artist Biography | Style & Inspiration | Key Sport Works & World Influence

First Negro League World Series

First Negro League World Series

Kadir Nelson is widely acclaimed for his memorable sport art, including portraits of individual players as well as teams, and for his award-winning book illustrations. His artworks are held in many public and private collections, museums, and galleries, several of which are listed below.

International Olympic Committee
American Sport Art Museum and Archives
Smokey Joe Williams

Smokey Joe Williams

United States House of Representatives

National Baseball Hall of Fame
Westmont College
Robert Breitbard Foundation
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Negro League Baseball Museum
Coca-Cola Corporation
Dreamworks SKG
San Diego Padres
Eddie and Nicole Murphy
Will and Jada Smith
Kate and Steven Spielberg
Homestead Grays

Homestead Grays

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Spike and Tonya Lee
Venus Williams
Lil Kim
Ice Cube
Berry Gordy
Shaquille O’Neal
Sharon Stone
Jamal Williams
Daryl Strawberry
Queen Latifah
Geri Bauer
The Anatomy of Team Handball

The Anatomy of Team Handball

Antwone Fisher

Djimon Hounsou
Don Cheadle
Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Roberta Thompson
ArtPeace Gallery, 2317 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, California 91506

image sources

  • Kadir-featureart: Kadir Nelson