Award-winning artist and author Kadir Nelson discusses and signs his book Nelson Mandela at the Schlafly Branch on February 11 at 7 p.m. Nelson’s appearance is part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month 2015.
Nelson is also an artist whose paintings are in the private and public permanent collections of the U.S. House of Representatives, the International Olympic Committee, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He was the lead conceptual artist for Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film, Amistad.
Recently, Kadir Nelson created artwork featuring Nelson Mandela for the cover of The New Yorker magazine. He also designed cover art for Michael Jackson’s posthumously released album, Michael, and recording artist Drake’s Nothing Was the Same.