Painter and decorative artist, Annie Lee was born in Gadsden, AL in 1935 and raised in Chicago. She is well known for her realistic and humorous portrayals of contemporary and historical African American family life. At age ten, Annie took up painting. Immediately she demonstrated talent, winning recognition at art contests and several free semesters of lessons at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since her first gallery show in 1985, Annie Lee has enjoyed resounding international success. Annie Lee unfortunately passed away November 2014, but we are very honored to continue to share her legendary art with the world.