Profile: Michael Anthony Pegues (1962-)

Michael Anthony Pegues is an African American visual artist living in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, mother’s family from Liberia, father’s from Portugal, he attended alternative High School Redirection, Brownsville, Brooklyn, and later Nassau Community College, Garden City, LI. Pegues had his first major solo and retrospective show at the FB Gallery in New York in 2012, “Prince Michael’s Neverland: The Measure of an Artist: Michael Anthony Pegues,” May 16 – June 3. His work was exhibited in Italy, his first solo show abroad, in 2014 at Le 4 Pareti: galleria d’arte, Napoli, April 5–17.

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