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Mr. Charly Palmer on Colin Kaepernick and the inspiration for “Stand Up”


Charly Palmer (born June 29, 1960) is an American Fine Artist. Palmer was born in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a degree from the American Academy of Art.

Palmer’s subjects have included civil rights,  landscapes and portraits. Primarily an acrylic painter, Palmer also works in a variety of media.

Palmer created the 1996 Olympic Poster, and again in 1998 the US Olympic Committee honored Palmer by selecting him to paint the US Olympic Poster for the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He has mentored several artists, including Tamara Natalie Madden.

He has exhibited at the African American Museum of Southern New Jersey, the DuSable Museum of African American History and in many other museums and galleries throughout the country.

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