Original - Oil mixed media on canvas
For this portrait of Muhammad Ali, I wanted to juxtapose the man of peace in the foreground and include some of his greatest boxing matches in the background including images of his showmanship character.
Muhammad Ali (1942- 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was also known for his brave public stance against the Vietnam War, served time in jail and because of his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, he was on the most wanted list of the FBI for a time.