Annie Lee began painting at the ripe old age of ten, winning her first competition during that very year. Her accomplishments continued throughout her teens culminating in an offer of a four-year scholarship at Northwestern University. Though she declined that scholarship, Annie Lee did return to the study of art at Mundelein college. She also studied at the American Academy of Art and earned her Master of Education degree from Loyola University.
Lee’s art reflects her remarkable ability to observe and draw life as she sees it, combining the elements of humor, satire and realism to relay those observations to us. As a result her work has been internationally acclaimed and warmly received by not only the African-American culture, but also by art lovers everywhere. Her works have been shown in hit TV shows such as “ER” and “A Different World” and in Eddie Murphy’s movies “Coming to America” and “Boomerang.” Her trademarks are the animated emotion of the personalities in the artwork and the faces which are painted without features. This allows collectors to feel the scene and interject their own personalities into the work.
Lee’s art depicts life and events that are all part of the human experience with optimism, joy, and tenderness.