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historyLe Prince Noir de Paris – The Black Prince of Paris
joseph langley

Le Prince Noir de Paris – The Black Prince of Paris

When you meet Joseph Langley, the first thing that captures you is his smile. He is a man filled with so much joy it fuels his many talents. When he was just a kid, he fell in love with the language, the art, and the culture of France.  Since making his life here he has become as iconic a fixture of Paris as Josephine Baker!  Just a slight exaggeration!

‘’Joe’s talent and determination are what allowed him to live his dream of living in Paris. He has been a teacher, waiter, and sales representative, among other professions, before getting back to his passions as a painter, poet, and jazz singer.’’

Joe’s journey to Paris began when he spent a year in Dordogne as an exchange student, then participated in a Study Abroad program in Montpellier. Following his studies, Joe found his way to Paris where he has lived for the past 30 years.

 

Joe’s talent and determination are what allowed him to live his dream of living in Paris. He has been a teacher, waiter, and sales representative, among other professions, before getting back to his passions as a painter, poet, and jazz singer.

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‘’With the world confined to their homes due to COVID 19, Joe has been expressing his emotions through his art. One series in his “Confinement – Solidarity Series”, are 8 Pastels on Paper.  ’’

Artist

With the world confined to their homes due to COVID 19, Joe has been expressing his emotions through his art. One series in his “Confinement – Solidarity Series”, are 8 Pastels on Paper.  

With a minimalist style, and the use of basic and primary colors, Joe’s work is meant to celebrate solidarity; a moment of cooperation between two people.

Art piece by Joseph Langely

Living The Dream

Even more special than the art itself is his reason for this particular group of creations.  He wanted to gift the pieces to his doctors and their staff who have supported him over the years.  

“It is my way of saying ‘Thank You’ to them all!” He exclaims with his bright smile.  

Joe is indeed savoring the good life of Paris, and he is grateful and joy-filled with life.  When we all make it through confinement, you can bet Joe will be running toward his next projects.  One of which is voiceover work for the next installment of “Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Lights” a documentary series on the history of African Americans in Paris by David and Joanne Burke of Blue Lion Films.  But we’ll visit him again when we talk more about that project.  

At the age of six, living in Chicago, Illinois, I saw Paris and San Francisco for the first time between the pages of my World Book Encyclopedias. That began my love affair with books and magazines. It also led me to declare that when I grew up I would live in San Francisco and Paris. While most of us never get to achieve our childhood dreams, I have been able to do so. I've lived in San Francisco since 1984 and got my first apartment in Paris in 2001. For nearly 18 years I have traveled between my two favorite cities on earth, while I enjoy a life of writing, coaching, and speaking. Life for me is a banquet and I am savoring every moment!

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