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Excellent Image Creations is a fine arts studio in which master artist Frederick Hightower creates excellent works of art. He specializes in realistic oil portraits and figurative sculpture in the classical tradition. Being one of the best visionary African American artists, he creates the highest standard of sculptures; portraits, graphite drawings, and illustrations. ​

Whether you are looking for a sculptor or a portraitist, you can approach Excellent Image Creation's fine art studio to dignify your home, school, or business aesthetic.

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The Collection

Go through our fine art gallery and collection and get a perfect piece fitting yours and your property aesthetic.

Hal Greer

Hal Greer was the first African American to play for a college team in West Virginia at Marshall University and later became a legendary NBA All-Star. Frederick designed the twelve-foot sculpture doing the classic one-hand jump shot, which captured the very essence of his basketball career.


Fanny Jackson Coppin

Fanny Jackson Coppin was an educator and advocate for female higher education. This sculpture can be found in Maryland at Coppin State University.

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Katherine Johnson Sculpture

Katherine Johnson is historically known as one of the first African American women to work as a NASA scientist. West Virginia State University wanted to honor Katherine Johnson on her 100th birthday with a sculpture by a West Virginia native, Frederick Hightower


Bill Withers

An American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician raised in Beckley WV. Mayor Rappold, and the community commissioned Frederick to place a bronze sculpture in Beckley Intermodal Gateway.


The first mural Frederick Hightower ever did was of the famous Bishop T.D. Jakes. The mural of Bishop Jakes portrays his life in the ministry. The final mural which is still in the works is at his church All Nations Revival Center.



All of Frederick Hightower’s portraits are hand-drawn or painted. His portraits include a wide range of pigment choices and have a satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects.

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