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Kadir Nelson

Award-Winning African-American Artist, Illustrator & Author; Designed the Cover of Drake's Album Nothing Was The Same

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 Kadir Nelson Biography

Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries and museums. Nelson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has since created paintings for a host of distinguished clients including Sports Illustrated, The Coca-Cola Company, The United States Postal Service, Major League Baseball and Dreamworks SKG, where he worked as a visual development artist creating concept artwork for feature films, “Amistad” and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.”

Many of Nelson’s paintings are in the collections of notable institutions and public collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as in the private collections of actors, professional athletes and musicians. Nelson has also gained acclaim for the artwork he has contributed to several New York best-selling picture books including his authorial debut, “WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” winner of the Coretta Scott King and Robert F. Sibert Awards, and was published by Disney/Hyperion in the spring of 2008.

Nelson’s cover artwork is featured on the album “MICHAEL,” by the late pop singer icon Michael Jackson, Jackson’s first posthumous album release. Nelson’s next literary effort, “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans,” was published in the fall of 2011.

Nelson had created the work of art used for Drake's 2013 album Nothing Was the Same.

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If You Plant a Seed

If You Plant a Seed

Baby Bear

Baby Bear

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Kadir Nelson

Award-Winning African-American Artist, Illustrator & Author; Designed the Cover of Drake's Album Nothing Was The Same

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Live Event: $30,000 - $50,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

Kadir Nelson Biography

Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries and museums. Nelson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has since created paintings for a host of distinguished clients including Sports Illustrated, The Coca-Cola Company, The United States Postal Service, Major League Baseball and Dreamworks SKG, where he worked as a visual development artist creating concept artwork for feature films, “Amistad” and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.”

Many of Nelson’s paintings are in the collections of notable institutions and public collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as in the private collections of actors, professional athletes and musicians. Nelson has also gained acclaim for the artwork he has contributed to several New York best-selling picture books including his authorial debut, “WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” winner of the Coretta Scott King and Robert F. Sibert Awards, and was published by Disney/Hyperion in the spring of 2008.

Nelson’s cover artwork is featured on the album “MICHAEL,” by the late pop singer icon Michael Jackson, Jackson’s first posthumous album release. Nelson’s next literary effort, “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans,” was published in the fall of 2011.

Nelson had created the work of art used for Drake's 2013 album Nothing Was the Same.

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  • How to book Kadir Nelson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kadir Nelson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kadir Nelson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kadir Nelson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kadir Nelson?

    Booking fees for Kadir Nelson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kadir Nelson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kadir Nelson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kadir Nelson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kadir Nelson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kadir Nelson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kadir Nelson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kadir Nelson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kadir Nelson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kadir Nelson generally travels from CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laolu Senbanjo, Damon Davis, Bobby Seale, Faith Ringgold and Mitzi Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kadir Nelson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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