Willie Torbert, born in Buffalo, New York, alumni of Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York considers himself to be a self-taught artist. Greatly influenced by his Cultural Heritage he spent several years developing his authenticstyle as a Collage Artist including designing his own papers. Willie Torbert’s Art also features a wide range of unique pencil variations. in addition to mediums consisting ofwater color, sculpture, and print making.. Willie Torbert is steadily evolving mastering his innovative techniques . His illustrations embody the contemporary essence and social commentary of African American people.