News: Shakor's murals of the: African History, Buffalo Soldiers, and Slave Exchange Auctions have recently been featured and placed in in the: African-American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archives. Shakor's intricate work and murals are receiving local, national and international acclaim.
( B. Cameron White 's ) career as a visual artist spans more
than thirty years. He is a brilliant painter and sculptor whose work fuses
non-objective abstract and objective realism. While he draws technical
inspiration from the paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo, Titan,
Rodin, Frazetta, and Valejo; SHAKOR's spiritual inspiration and artistic
vision is extracted from the culture, religions and traditions of New
Orleans. From this unique perspective, SHAKOR creates vibrant and robustly
textured images which dance,
A native of New York, SHAKOR attended the High School of Art and Design where he solidified a firm foundation in professional art techniques and commercial design. This training earned him college scholarships from Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design, and his alma mater the Cooper Union.
At age nineteen,
while attending the Cooper Union, SHAKOR began his professional career
as a graphic design artist and cartoonist with The Big Apple After Five
Weekly Newspaper. In 1984 SHAKOR relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a
position as graphic design artist and
By 1990 SHAKOR
began to crave opportunities to exercise his gifts without reservation.
past sixteen years SHAKOR has done just that -- achieving status as a
much sought-after portrait artist and muralist in the city of New Orleans
and across the nation. Testaments to his accomplishments are represented
in the form of numerous
motto is "there is a time and a place for everything done under the
sun," fore he recognizes that from seed (inspiration and conception)
to harvest (manifestation of the tangible image), every step in the creative
process is invaluable to each rendering's ultimate and successful outcome.
Shakor & Black Star Productions
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