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Artist of "Black Panther" Fame Shown at UMES

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is showing the works of art illustrator Billy Graham whose ground breaking work included the now acclaimed Black Panther series.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Graham family has been in the possession of art that was not known to have existed.

But with the science fiction film that attracted millions a decision was made by the school’s art gallery to display some of his work.

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Shawna Graham told the paper that her family decided to allow the display of her grandfather’s work that brings awareness not only to his talents but to his “importance to African American culture and history.”

Billy Graham is known as the first black artist at Marvel Comics.

His work is on display at the UMES Mosley Gallery in Princess Anne. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.