Calvin Peete, the first black golfer to play on the PGA Tour. Commisioned by Mr. Mile Latucca of California. Oil on canvas done with palette knives.
Calvin also leaves behind a remarkable 25 year professional golfing career that saw him win 12 PGA events, and over $3 million in tournament purses. Peete wasn’t the first African American to win a PGA event, following in the footsteps of greats like Pete Brown, Charlie Sifford and Lee Elder; he was however, the most decorated African-American golfer in PGA Tour history before Tiger Woods’ career began.