Cornelius Carter is an is an American artist. His versatile style addresses modern ideas and subjects while exhibiting the influence of 19th-century masters. His multi-dimensional characters incorporate historical elements, but often through the lens of his own cultural perspective. Taking inspiration from multiple traditions, Cornelius weaves together imagery from history, mythology, childhood, and life experience to create images that are thought provoking, captivating, and beautiful. People and their relationships are a central theme in his work.