Anthony Sims (born October 11, 1998) is a Mexican-American artist who is known for becoming the youngest artist to be added to a museum's permanent collection. At the age of 21 years old, Anthony added two works of art to the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Anthony Sims was born in Southaven, Mississippi, and he began his career as a painter in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anthony Sims had his first group exhibition at Jack Robinson's gallery in 2019. In July of 2019, Anthony went to New York City and met Diana Vachier and wrote his first letter to the Downtown 500 community. After leaving New York, Anthony moved to Dallas, Texas. In October of 2019, Diana Vachier inducted Anthony Sims into the American Pop Art Collective, which was originally founded by Diana Vachier and the late Steve Kaufman. In November of 2019, Anthony Sims created cover artwork for the rapper Issa Gold.
In January 2020, Anthony created cover artwork for rapper Yung Simmie. Anthony's photograph "1980's Glam" was published in Vogue Italia. In March of 2020, Kate Cherry the executive director of the Meridian Museum of Art accepted two of Anthony Sims' pieces into the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection. After the Meridian Museum of Art reopened in June of 2020, Anthony was able to travel to Meridian, Mississippi, and have his works stored in the museum. Once Anthony went back to Dallas, he wrote his second letter to the Downtown 500 community.
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