Ed Booth

Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber" Orange, Brown, and Blue Toned Abstract Portrait 2021



Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint


Abstract contemporary painting of American professional boxer, Joe Louis, by Austin, Texas artist Ed Booth. Large red, orange, brown vectorized portrait painting of Louis in a blue gradient background. Signed by artist at the bottom left. Unframed but framing options are available. Joe Louis (1914–1981) was one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time. Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber," Louis had the longest single reign as champion of any boxer history. His most prominent victory was over Nazi Germany's Max Schmeling in 1938. Louis is widely regarded as the first person of African–American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States.

Artist Biography

After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Studio Art, Ed pursued a career in animation, while also exploring the local street art scene in Austin. His work embraces the techniques of street art while retaining the clean lines and shapes used in animation. His work can be seen on murals, paste-ups and in galleries around Austin.

Artist Statement

"Most of my paintings are based on photos that capture my imagination. I'm fascinated with the process of breaking down a photo into its base elements and finding opportunities for shape, tone, and color. When I start a new composition, I generally focus on what can be discarded before considering what to add. My goal is to filter out anything extraneous while adding elements that help tell the story behind it.”


H 72 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.75 in.