BETHLEHEM, NJ, November 18, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Acclaimed sports artist Edgar J. Brown has been named in the elite publication, Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of their current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
One of the world's premier sports artists, Mr. Brown excels as chief executive officer and artist with EJB Creative Group, LLC. A dedicated New York sports fan, he has the natural ability to capture an athlete's power, grace, and technique, which he channels into his sports-centered, fine art pieces. In order to fully capture every detail, he photographed and sketched subjects at a range of different events, including games at Giants Stadium and local youth wrestling matches. Over the years, his paintings have been exhibited with numerous prestigious outlets, including ESPN, HBO, Deacon Jones Foundation, and at NFL Honors for Super Bowl 50.
As a high school student, Mr. Brown found success in football as a middle linebacker and offensive guard. However, he subsequently decided to pursue his artistic passion, combining his love of sports with his artistic abilities. After painting Giants football player Mark Bavaro, Mr. Brown was noticed by others and began taking commissions for portraits. To date, he has been commissioned to paint portraits of such professional athletes as Eli Manning, Saquon Barkley, Michael Strahan, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Jordan, Big John McCarthy and two-time Super Bowl champion head coach Bill Parcells along with many others.
Dedicated to those less fortunate, Mr. Brown gives back to others through the Deacon Jones Foundation, through which he is an officially-licensed NFL artist. A percentage of the proceeds go toward athletic and art scholarships for those in need. In recognition of his professional achievements, he has been honored many times. In 1999, the New Jersey Ledger called his New York Yankees 1999 World Series piece, "The Team of the Century," the ultimate collectible. Throughout his career, he has also had his work featured on five episodes of the HBO series, "The Sopranos," been featured in galleries and museums, and was most recently inducted into the Wallington High School Academic Hall of Fame in 2020. In the coming years, Mr. Brown intends to continue fostering his artistic talents and eventually have his work displayed in the Portrait Museum in Washington, D.C.
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