Biography: Hampton Olfus Jr. Born a Washingtonian, Hampton R. Olfus, Jr. creates works of art that are direct links to African, Native American and European styles. Olfus works in acrylics, pen and ink, pencil, watercolor, and mixed media; the pieces are very detailed and are, in many cases, reminiscent of fine sculpture. . He studied art history, painting, advertising and illustration at Prince George's Community College. Art is an integral part of his life by way of expression, vision, education and communication. It reflects his formal training and personal studies. “In the words of Olfus, 'Let art be art, fresh and new, no egos or selfish wants just the artist pure spirit.'.