One of the world’s preeminent sports artists, Edgar J. Brown has been at the forefront of sports art in America. His natural ability to capture the power, technique, and graceful movement of athletes has redefined and elevated the art for more than a decade.
A lifelong New York sports fan, Edgar’s work is a reflection of his passions and his life. Born in the Bronx, he spent countless hours watching the New York Giants play, sharing time and pride with his dad, and cheering on the New York Yankees . Along with his devotion to sports, Edgar’s artistic side also revealed itself at a young age. He could often be found drawing Marvel comic book heroes and crafting portraits.
In high school, he found success on the gridiron as a middle linebacker and offensive guard. In 1990, Edgar’s life changed; a spiritual awakening drove him back to his art and changed his career path forever. He started painting New York Giants football players and was quickly recognized for his powerful portraits. To date, he has been commissioned by more than 90 members of the team, and he is proud that his work is owned by several of the sport world’s most talented athletes, including Bill Parcells, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Lawrence Taylor, Ottis Anderson, Mark Bavaro, and Phillippi Sparks.
Edgar finds inspiration wherever he intersects with the sports world. Photographing and sketching his subjects both on and off the field at Giants Stadium to the sidelines of youth wrestling matches to ringside at Mixed Martial Arts fights, gathering reference material to spark his imagination for a new masterwork.
Today, Edgar’s sports art paintings hang in some of the most prominent art museums, sports facilities and art galleries across the country.
A Day at the Game
A Day at the Game is reminiscent of the paintings of Norman Rockwell, but this is pure NFL art and is a perfect painting that shows the love of children of all ages for the National Football League. All dressed up in New York Giants jerseys and caps, this painting shows just how much these three little boys are enjoying NFL football and a day at the game with their dad. This NFL painting is a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
Ebo-lution is a powerful piece of NFL art that memorializes the play of one of the League’s most incredible running backs for the Oakland Raiders. #34, Bo Jackson was also an outfielder for both the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels and was the first NFL player to be named an All-Star in both sports. For NFL fans and for fans of MLB, this NFL painting is a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
The Interception shows true NFL art in both the painting and the fierce motion of a game between the NY Giants Big Blue Wrecking Crew and the Cincinnati Bengals. The defensive back of the Giants makes an amazing catch against the Bengals wide receiver…a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
This football painting was Inspired by Gary Reasons #55 Middle Linebacker of the New York Giants. 1989 in the snow in Denver it was 4th and Goal for the Broncos from maybe a yard out, Elway hands off to Bobby Humphrey. Gary Reasons emerges from out of the snowstorm and stuffs Humphrey, securing a New York Giants victory. This fine art piece is a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
This painting inspired by Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien where he lead the Washington Redskins to a 37-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Super Bowl XXVI. Mark Rypien’s dominant performance earned him Super Bowl Most Valuable Player honors. This commemorative piece of NFL art depicts the arm and tenacity of the game’s MVP and is a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
United We Sack
United We Sack is a poignant NFL painting of defensive end Michael Strahan of the New York Giants that was painted just after 9/11. The NFL is truly America’s Game and this piece of NFL art is not just sports wall art but is a remembrance of the strength of the NFL and resilience of our country. …a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia. This original football painting is one of three by artist Edgar Brown that hangs in Michael Strahan’s private collection.
Spirit of the Norsemen
Spirit of the Norsemen is NFL art that was inspired by the AFC’s Minnesota Vikings. The warrior in the background exemplifies the rich history of this NFL team that was the 14th team to join the National Football League. It is a classic NFL painting and a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX was an amazing game to watch and a frustrating Super Bowl to play for the Seattle Seahawks. No one will ever forget the final play of Super Bowl XLIX, and the artist has captured the images of every New England Patriots touchdown in this piece of NFL art and NFL Super Bowl history with Brady, Edelman, LaFell, Butler, and Gronkowski in the forefront, and the stands filled with incredulous fans looking on in dismay. This NFL painting says it all and is a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
The Deflection This NFL painting captures a moment in Super Bowl XXV when the New York Giants defensive back dove in the air to deflect the perfect pass thrown to the Buffalo Bills wide receiver, stopping the touchdown that is pure NFL art and a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
Triumph in Tampa
Triumph in Tampa – Original painting inspired by Super Bowl XXV – The NFC Champion New York Giants won their second Super Bowl with a 20 – 19 victory of the Buffalo Bills. Re-live one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played with this original sports painting of Super Bowl XXV.