Roland Burrow

Gallery Edition of 250 | Collector’s Edition of 250 | Artist’s Proof Edition of 15

All purchased prints come with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the originality of the prints.

About This Work

A strong red background is the first thing that might draw the attention of the viewer; however, Alves is the one confronting you. His eyes challenge you to think about his being, to understand him, and to see him. Everything about this portrait embodies strength, his body, the colors, and his eyes beckon you to contemplate and feel his emotion.

About This Artist

Roland looks to the Renaissance artists Michelangelo and Caravaggio to draw inspiration. He also has immersed himself in the works of the Harlem Renaissance painters. You can see the influence of both of these movements as Roland delicately melds the two together to create his own unique style.

About This Paper

Sunset Velvet Rag 315g (20mil) boasts a 100% cotton rag base, with a velvet (or etching-like) surface. This paper is designed to meet the highest printing standards needed for museum quality, limited edition prints.

Sunset Velvet Rag is a 2010 Hot One Award winner.

Print Dimensions
Overall Image Margin
Collector’s Edition 40” x 30 ½” 36” x 26 ½” 2”
Gallery Edition 44” x 34” 40″ x 30″ 2”
Artist’s Proof 44” x 34” 40″ x 30″ 2”


Each full series of a work also includes eight Owners’ Edition prints, which are not offered for public sale. Originals may be available. Contact us for details.