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Painting Jesse Owens - the athlete who defied Hitler

Painting Jesse Owens - the athlete who defied Hitler

Created this painting of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens this week, celebrating a sports icon who made history at the 1939 Berlin Olympics.

Hitler wanted to use the Olympics for propaganda and proving that the Aryan race was superior to everyone... but Jesse proved that wrong multiple times in a span of 45 minutes.

on June 24, 2020

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David Roman is a Sports Artist based in Birmingham UK, on a mission to celebrate athletic excellence through his art.

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