Dante Yarbrough was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently resides and works. Dante's art is interested in aesthetics and that which happens when shape and form disappear into color. Dante's treatment of color is one that subverts traditional color theory, in the way in which he marries colors in atypical methods. In his early work, Dante shows the body as loose figurative renderings. His later paintings portray the body as abstract, depicting a complete ghosting of the physical body. His work at large is concerned with issues provoked by the fragility of mankind and the way in which both humanity's indiscretions and triumphs contribute to a larger social body.