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Jere Hardy Allen
Allen is an internationally known figurative painter born in
Selma, Alabama, but he now lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He taught
painting and drawing at the University of Mississippi, until he
retired in 2000. He received the Mississippi Institute of Arts
and Letter's Visual Art Award in 1993. His work is greatly influenced
by Frank Rampolla, for whom he worked for more than five years.
He works primarily in oil, using dramatic colors. Typically, his
works are inspired initially by myths and symbols, but they are
also representations of political and social realities. His paintings
have been shown in 40 states and in Europe. He had a piece touring
Southeast Asia, an exhibition in Huntsville, Alabama, and a show
in New Orleans in 2000. His work is regularly displayed at the
Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans and Southside Gallery in
Oxford, Mississippi. In 2008 he also had an exhibit at Belhaven
College in Jackson.
Founder and owner of the property on which Springwood was located.
Skip did the decorative pottery and porcelain and made the glazes.
Dennis Krueger, a partner, did items such as mugs. An original
member of the Craftsmen's Guild, he was the director for a year
or so back in the early 90's. He was also on the Board for several
years. His work has been featured in magazines and shows. Springwood
was closed in the latter part of the 90's when Skip moved to Georgia.
He now lives in Winston, GA, and teaches digital painting on the
Award-winning freelance writer and photographer living on the
Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
After riding out Katrina in her town of Bay St. Louis, she began
blogging about her experiences and then detailed the bizarre life
of the community for the next three years. Some of the essays
from the blog are included in her book, Under Surge,
Under Siege: the Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina,
published by University Press of Mississippi in June. Book features
more than 50 photographs by Anderson and Joe Tomasovsky, with
cover art by H.C. Porter. A selection of Anderson's writings are
featured in Porter's coffee table book of her exhibition, Backyards
& Beyond: Mississippians and their Stories.
Henry Clay Anderson
1911-1998. African-American Greenville photographer, Separate
but Equal: Images from the Segregated South
James McConnell Anderson
Potter, Ocean Springs, known as Mac to his brothers Walter Inglis
Anderson and Peter Anderson
Youngest daughter of Walter Inglis Anderson,
known primarily as a dancer, does pen and ink drawings
of dancers, author of memoir
Dancing with my Father.
Photo of Leif Anderson by Nancy Jacobs.
Master potter. He operated, along with his brothers Walter Anderson
and James McConnell Anderson, Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs,
Mississippi. He designed unusual shapes covered with special glazes.
Local scenes and birds, fish, and ocean water inspired the designs
of his pottery. Ocean Springs regularly holds a Peter Anderson
Clinton, MS. Illustrator for M is for Magnolia:
A Mississippi Alphabet and 1 Mississippi,
Walter Anderson is one of Mississippi's most famous artists.
His work includes watercolors, oils, pen-and-ink drawings,
ceramic designs, large block prints, mural, most depicting
the natural world of Mississippi's Gulf Coast. One of his
books is The Horn Island Logs.
He also did several children's books including Robinson:
The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat
The Smithsonian Institution's
Arts and Industries building in Washington, D.C., presented
an exhibit of Walter Anderson's art during the centennial
of his birth in 2003. Ocean Springs, Mississippi, houses a
museum of his work. Much of his work done on 8 x 10 paper
and some of his oils and ceramics were seriously damaged by
Hurricane Katrina. See photo below of Anderson's home and
art after the hurricane.
He is most famous for his watercolors. Many of his drawings
are on typewriter paper. His wife Agnes Anderson wrote a memoir
Approaching the Magic Hour about
him and her relationship with him.
Blue Crab (left) by Walter Anderson
John Anderson, youngest son of Walter Anderson, surveying
the damage after Katrina to Shearwater and Walter Anderson's
Photo by Paul Jacobs, MSU.
Former Instructor of Art at MSU, His show
Fortnight was shown at Mississippi University for Women
Fine Arts Gallery, February 25 to March 7, 2008. He was director
of MSU's McComas Art Gallery and previously taught art at Starkville
High School. He is now the new director of the University of Mississippi
Museum and Historic Houses. Well known in the art community statewide
and beyond, Andrews was named the 2008 Mississippi Arts Commission
Visual Arts Fellow. He has had solo exhibitions in Ellisville, Greenville,
Columbus, Laurel, and Meridian. He has also participated in group
exhibitions in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, St. Louis,
Brooklyn and Little Rock.
Artist and writer from Tupelo, Mississippi. He paints primarily
in watercolor and oil. This painting (r.) is called Blue Mountain,
Mississippi, and is a watercolor 22 x 30. He has published
three mysteries and two young adult fiction works. The
Tupelo Daily Journal recently (February, 2006)
published a new novelette by Armistead in serialized form
called Bramlett's Return. He was
the first write r chosen for the One Book One Community program
of Starkville Reads.
Louisville, MS, native, specializes in watercolors.
Potter, born in South Africa, now lives in Saltillo,
Although born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1946, William Baggett
is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Southern
Mississippi, in Hattiesburg. He now lives in Poplarville, Mississippi.
Prior to his current position, he taught for thirteen years
at the University of Mississippi and at Auburn University. He
was recognized at Auburn in 1982 with an endowed Alumni Professorship
for Scholarly and Creative Achievement. He also received the
University of Southern Mississippi's Faculty Award for Creative
Research and Achievement.
Since 1995, his painting has focused primarily on the development
and execution of three huge murals for the Library of Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, the Winfred Wiser Hospital at the University of
Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and the auditorium of
the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
According to the Winfield Wiser Hospital's web site, Baggett's
"Sharing Life" is a dramatic streetscape mural. The
22-by-11-foot mural in the building's main stairwell is painted
in alkyd enamel on stainless steel and celebrates the diverse
roles of women.
Jo Bailey (1918-2002)
Born July 4, 1918 in Corinth, MS., Died June 29, 2002. Grew
up in Delta and Oxford, MS. Painter of oils and watercolors
in many locations all over the Mississippi Gulf
Coast. She made yearly visits to the Artists Colony outside
Jackson each fall. Appeared on WJBS TV to show and discuss her
artwork. She was born in Corinth, MS.
Carrollton, MS, minimalist abstract paintings
Christen Craven Barnard
20 years of mural experience, Barnard offers a unique blend
of painting expertise and public art experience. Her murals
are on display in schools, parks, churches, cities, towns and
residences across the Mid-South region. An award winning artist,
Barnard works on both interior and exterior mural projects.
Well-known Mississippi mystery novelist but also a painter--
Beastly Art Show in Clinton featured art works by Clinton novelist
Nevada Barr and her friends Tracy Sugg and Robert Sugg which
benefited the Mississippi Animal Rescue League; the sale featured
paintings of animals by Barr (accompanied by tongue-in-cheek
“beastly tales”) and over 50 pieces of pottery and
sculpture, some solo works of Tracy’s and Robert’s,
as well as several collaborations. Show dates were Oct. 22 through
Oct. 30, 2004, at Olde Towne Events located at 302 Jefferson
Painter in Jackson, MS, received her Bachelor of Fine Art from
MSCW, In 2002 and 2003, she had paintings accepted into both
the American Watercolor Society Show in New York and the National
Watercolor Society Show in California, making her the first
Mississippi artist to gain acceptance into the top two national
juried shows in the same calendar year.
Richmond Barthe (1901-1989)
Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of the most important
African American sculptors of this century. Received classical
training in painting and sculptures. Some sculptures are of
famous African Americans, while others are of African dancers,
singing slaves, etc. Work permanently on display at Whitney
Museum of American Art, also Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York, University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg,
Chicago Art Institute, 1924-1928. Art Students League, New York,
1931 M.A., Xavier University, New Orleans, 1934 A.F.D., St.
Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 1947. Died 1989. Featured
in American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast:
George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe exhibit
and book by Patti Carr Black, 2009, at Mississippi State University.
Major Exhibitions: Delphic Studios, New York, 1925. Caz-Delbos
Gallery, New York, 1933. Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York, 1933, 1935, 1939. World's Fair, New York, 1947.
Paradox in Paradise exhibit at
University of Mississippi ( June 16 - August 25, 2002) in
the Lawrence and Fortune Galleries; Barton uses text and
collage to explore new ways to present her ideas visually.
Born February 23, 1956, in Yazoo, City, Mississippi, she
graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 and moved to New
York for two years to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the
Pratt Institute. She has commented that she
Lea Barton and her work. Photo by Nancy
more of a Southerner after living in the North when she
was being asked to “tell about the South.” She
was motivated to re-examine the culture that she “had
ignored, rebelled against, and taken for granted.”
Barton currently lives in Flora, Mississippi; She had an
exhibit at MUW in October, 2002, and Paradox in Paradise:
Paintings by Lea Barton appeared from November 9, 2002
to January 12, 2003, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
In Ghost (see photo)
Barton makes a strong social comment by using this quotation
from William Faulkner in the border: “Years ago we
in the South made our women into ghosts.”
Faulkner’s words surround a collage of three identical
dresses, each accented with a different necklace.
A photograph of the ruins of Windsor, the once great, dowry-built
antebellum mansion in Port Gibson, Mississippi, appears
near the top. Faulkner's words continue around the edge
“So what else can we do, being gentlemen, but listen
to them being ghosts?”
Folk artist born in Union, Mississippi, in 1905, lived in Newton
County, whimsical wood carvings are in Smithsonian Institution.
Died in 1983.
Pike County, Mississippi, background in decorative arts, architecture
and printmaking, most recently concentrated on prints, embossings
and cast paper-pulp pieces.
Native of McComb, Mississippi. He was born in 1972 in Montecello,
Mississippi, close to McComb. He studied painting at Mississippi
State University before receiving a Master's degree (2001) in
painting at LSU in Baton Rouge. He currently teaches painting
at Alabama A and M in Huntsville and has an exhibit at Southside
Gallery. His works include still life to portrait paintings.
Sculptor, work on display at Southern Breeze Gallery
in Jackson; most famous work is bronze sculpture of William
Faulkner which sits in front of city hall on the square
in Oxford; has done other Mississippi authors including
Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and Tennessee Williams.
Beckwith donated a bronze bust of world-renowned blues
icon B.B. King he created to the University of Mississippi's
Blues Archive. According to Elaine F. Pugh of Ole Miss,
Beckwith said he couldn't be happier that the bust of
King is to be permanently displayed in the Faulkner Room
in close proximity to a bust of William Faulkner by artist
Leon Koury. Beckwith said, "Leon Koury was like a
father to me, and I'm proud to be in the same room with
him." Beckwith and Koury first met when Beckwith
was 14 years old, and Koury became his longtime mentor.
Beckwith has produced public and private bronzes for
more than 30 years. He is represented in public and private
collections nationwide. His commissioned work includes
"B.B. King," city of Indianola; "Flag Bearer,
Mississippi 11th," Gettysburg National Military Park;
"William Faulkner," Oxford City Hall, and in
2010 Beckwith sculpted Q. C. Lamar, who was a Supreme
Court Justice and secretary of the Interior after representing
Mississippi in both U. S. Senate and House of Representatives
before he died in 1893.
William Faulkner bronze by William Beckwith
in courtyard of Oxford City Hall. Photo by Nancy Jacobs
Beckwith's numerous awards and honors include winner of
the statewide Governor's Award of Excellence in the Arts
in 2001. His exhibition venues have included Splashlight
Studios and Frank Marino Gallery in New York City, National
Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., Louisiana World's
Fair in New Orleans and Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.
Originally from Greenville, Beckwith works out of his studio
in Taylor. He also is an adjunct assistant professor of
art at Ole Miss.
Wood carver, Pearl, Mississippi, carves life-like animal
statues out of wood, won $5,000 Folk Artist Fellowship
from Mississippi Arts Commission, no classical training,
moved to Mississippi from Oklahoma in 1972, instructor
at Allison Wells School of Arts and Crafts in Canton and
Craftsmen's Guild programs at the Jim Buck Ross Agricultural
Museum in Jackson. Wrote Wood Carving: An
Expression in Wood.
from MS Craftmen's Guild
Head of Belhaven College art department, paints mostly in acrylics,
does landscapes, some portraits and occasional still lifes,
does comic strip for Indian Life Magazine, was free-lance arts
in Toronto , worked as botanical illustrator at Museum of Natural
Science in Ottawa
She has done Human--Landscape-- 26 paintings and several mono
types--on display at Pearl River Glass Studio Gallery, has worked
commercially in advertising.
Born in Charleston, MS, November 22, 1950, she has Masters
from Ole Miss in Art Education and an MFA in painting
from Florida State University. She worked as a watercolorist
in Jackson, MS, in the 1970's exhibiting and selling her
art, moving to New York in 1980 as a painter. She spoke
at Ole Miss's art department reunion in 2005.
Currently working in oil. she produces approximately
20 paintings a year. Her current theme is now "meals"
shared with friends and family.
to right are oil on linen (2'x2')
Sandra since 1996 has worked as
director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's
Arts for Transit program in New York. Her book Along
the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, co-written
with curator William Ayres, was
released in the fall of 2008. Responsible for the arts
and entertainment for the N. Y. subway system, she was
featured on the Today Show in December 2008.
She currently lives in Cape May, NJ.
Dusti Bonge (1903-1993)
Did 35 colorful works on paper called "Images of Biloxi
1936-1945," which were exhibited at MUW in Columbus, MS,
Bonge is represented in the National Museum of Women in the
Arts in Washington, D. C., born in Biloxi in 1903, married Archie
Bonge in Chicago, and then became a painter. In the 1950's she
was member of the Abstract Expressionists and was represented
by the prestigious Betty Persons gallery. Mississippi ETV has
done half-hour documentary featuring her as abstract art. She
died in 1993.
Richard H. Booth
Has done 5-by-7 foot abstract paintings as well as intimate
self-portraits, produced over 900 works, died March 7, 1999,
alumnus of Hinds, born in Water Valley and grew up in Clinton,
had muscular dystrophy, visionary painter, had show at Marie
Hull Gallery at Hinds Community College in Raymond, degrees
from University of Southern Mississippi and a master of fine
arts from University of Georgia, works kept mostly hidden during
Oil portrait artist living in Oxford, first place for portraiture
in The Artist's Magazine's 16th annual art competition (1999),
son of Marshall Bouldin, Painted the portraits of Medgar Evers
and his wife Myrlie Evers-Williams for the Mississippi Museum
of Art in 2013 for the 50th anniversary of Evers's assassination
in 1963 in Jackson.
Marshall J. Bouldin III
Mississippi's most famous portrait painter, lived in Clarksdale,
has four children-- one named Jason is also an artist. Marshall
Bouldin's paintings hang in the White House and the halls of
Congress. He painted over 800 portraits including, among others,
20th-century Southern political leaders such as John C. Stennis
as well as President Richard M. Nixon’s daughters and
William Faulkner. In 2012 he received the Portrait Society of
America's Gold Medal Award at their “The Art of the Portrait”
conference held in Philadelphia, PA. In 2009 he received the
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of
Arts and Letters. Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Dundee, Mississippi,
he died in 2012 at 89.
Photo right: Self-portrait by Marshall Bouldin
Early photographer, did portrait of Jefferson Davis
Britt taught painting and drawing at Delta State University
in Cleveland, Mississippi for 35 years and retired from Delta
State in 2002. He has taught and practiced the art of seeing
and painting color through the language of the limitless light
keys of nature since he first began studying with Henry Hensche
at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts
in 1963. Britt has won many awards in competitive shows and
has served as a juror for art shows in Mississippi, Louisiana,
and Alabama. He was invited to participate in the "A Painter's
Painter: Charles Webster Hawthorne; The Influence of Provincetown
and Henry Hensche on Sammy Britt, Gerald DeLoach, Richard Kelso,
and George T. Thurmond Exhibition " in 1999 at the Lauren
Rodgers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi. Britt continues
to paint and teaches workshops throughout Mississippi, Louisiana,
and Tennessee in the tradition of Henry Hensche. Sammy Britt
has been named the guest artist and judge for Starkville's Cotton
District Arts Festival for 2010.
Paul T. Brown
Nationally known writer and wildlife photographer.
His work has appeared in Field and Stream,
Outdoor Life, Sports
Afield, and many others. The Mississippi Wildlife
Federation named him the 2003 Conservation Communicator of the
year. He has won honors from the Outdoor Writers Association
of America and the Southeastern Outdoors Press Association.
He is co-author of Escape in Iraq: The Thomas Hamill
Glenda Shaw Brown
Portrait artist, native of Eupora, Mississippi, now lives in
Arlington, Tennessee, grand prize winner at the American Society
of Portrait Artists' competition, portrait was of her second
Marion L. Brown
Photographer, awarded Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters
award in photography in 1997, work shown in Through the
Lens: Images of Mississippi at Lauren Rogers Museum of
Art, one called Tombstone Detail, Girl with Rose,
photographs are in major collections in the USA, Germany, Russia,
etc., such as The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Corcoran
Gallery, Washington, D.C.; International Center of Photography,
New York City, International Photograph Hall of Fame in Oklahoma
City; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, the famous Helmut Gernsheim
Collection, Switzerland; major corporations; and many others.
His work has been exhibited across the US and in Italy, Germany,
Finland, and Russia -- in the U.S. in one-person exhibits in
Mississippi Museum of Art, Atlanta Center for Photography, International
Photograph Hall of Fame, Oklahoma, Fine Arts Museum of the South,
Mobile; George Ohr Museum, Biloxi; Mississippi State University,
and many more. Marion Brown's photographs are in major collections
in the USA, Germany, Russia, etc., such as The Museum of Fine
Art, Houston, Texas; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; International
Center of Photography, New York City, International Photograph
Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany,
the famous Helmut Gernsheim Collection, Switzerland; major corporations;
and many others.
Brown moved from Yazoo City to Petal in 2003.
Paul T. Brown
Greenwood, Mississippi, 1949, award winning photographer and
writer, photos in
many publications such as Field & Stream, Outdoor
Life, Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, North American Whitetail,
Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine, Turkey Call, and
others, graduated from Mississippi State University and currently
lives in Brandon, MS, most recent book featuring his photography
is Conserving Wild America
was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. At twenty-five he had his
first solo exhibition by the Mississippi Art Association and
won first place in watercolor at the Memphis Biennial. He has
been an artist for more than sixty years, studying in the 30's
with artist Marie Hull. He majored in architectural engineering
at Louisiana State University and worked as a meteorologist.
While serving in W.W. II, he studied at the Academie Julian.
He received B. F. A. and M. F. A. degrees from the Art Institute
in Chicago. Although he has lived in the Washington, D.C., area
much of his life, he has presented a major body of his work
to the Mississippi Museum of Art. His paintings in oil and watercolor
have been exhibited in many prestigious institutions, including
the Smithsonian. In 2009 he received the Mississippi Governor's
Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. (Photo of Andrew
Bucci by Nancy Jacobs)
Jane Rule Burdine
Photographer, a native of Greenville, Mississippi. She has
lived since 1984 in
north Mississippi, Oxford, and currently Taylor (where she served
as mayor for twelve years). Earlier she lived in Jackson for
several years and in Baton Rouge for a short time where she
worked for the Louisiana Tourism Bureau. She has a new book
of her work being published in September of 2008 called
Delta Deep Down. She has been documenting
Mississippi for over 30 years.
Byron Leslie Burford, Jr., 1920 -
Burford was born in Jackson, Mississippi July 12, 1920. He studied
with Grant Wood at the University of Iowa, earning a BFA in 1942.
He returned to the university after serving in the U.S. Air Force
during World War II, and in 1947 received his MFA. Upon graduation
he was appointed to the faculty and proceeded to teach painting
until 1986, when he was named professor emeritus. He did additional
teaching at the University of Minnesota, California College of
Arts and Crafts, and the Joslyn Museum. Burford is a prolific
artist and his work can be found in several museums and institutional
collections, including the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the
J. S. Guggenheim Collection (New York), the Des Moines Art Center
(Iowa), the Nelson-Atkins Museum (Kansas City), the Joslyn Museum
(Omaha), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the High Art
Museum (Atlanta), and the Eastman House (Rochester, NY), to name
only a few. His extensive list of exhibits includes one man shows
at the Walker Art Center (1958), the Des Moines Art Center (1961
& 73), Babcock Galleries, New York (1966, 67, 69 & 75),
the American Academy of Arts Annual, New York (1966, 72, 79, &
96), and Foslley/Leach Gallery, Washington (1987 & 92). Selected
group exhibits include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(1942), the Chicago Art Institute (1943 & 59), the Corcoran
Biennial (1952), the Venice Biennale, Italy (1968), the Bienal
Arte Coltejer, Colombia (1970), and the Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
(1972). Awards include Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships (1960
& 61), the Ford Foundation Award (1961, 62 & 64), National
Institute of Arts & Letters Grants (1967, 72 & 75), and
a Midwest Arts National Endowment Regional Fellowship (1988).
Burford is known primarily as a painter and printmaker. Almost
all of his work is figurative and done with a muted palette. He
is perhaps best known for images depicting circus life. When he
was only 14 or 15 years old, he briefly joined the Tom Mix Circus.
Since that time, he has gone out with circuses whenever he can
including Clark and Walters, Famous Cole, Franzen Brothers, and
Great American-- often as a drummer in the circus band. Other
bodies of work deal with the military, industry and sports. Common
elements include the passage of time and human endurance.
musician and artist from Ruleville, MS., died at the age 60 on October
03, 2012 of liver cancer. Born on May 20, 1952, he worked in oils
and pastels. His pastels “Seasonal Sunsets” were shown
at Gin Mill Galleries in Indianola and at the Mississippi Arts Commission
Woolfolk building. Dorrough earned his B.F.A. in the 1990’s
at Delta State University and continued studying under Sammy Britt
and Gerald Deloach.
mural he painted as part of the New Deal Art program entitled
Post near Houston on the Natchez Trace, 1803 is displayed
in the historic Houston Post Office in Houston,
Mississippi. He is 89 years old.
(Information provided by Jonathan Reeves)
Artist who is married to Mississippi artist William Dunlap.
Her daughter Maggie Dunlap is also a budding artist.
Born on farm near Magnolia,
Mississippi in 1947. Attended Jackson State College and
the University of Wisconsin. Now head of art department
at the Madison Area Technical College, he has done group
shows and solo exhibitions nationwide. He also drew the
artwork for the award winning Sweet Words So Brave:
The Story of African American Literature. He has
written, illustrated, and designed A Drawing in the
Sand: A Story of African American Art.
Sculptor of Clarksdale, pottery, bowls
Lives in Edwards, Mississippi, painter, photographer,
social commentary on the human condition and spirit, artist-in-residence
at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center since 1992
(the year he retired from Jackson Public Schools), exhibit
at Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson in February, 2000,
Titles of some works: Homage to Unknown Resting Places,
Party Girls, Highly at Risk No. 2, False Security, Highway
Terry, MS. Exhibit called Outside Interiors at Gallery
119 in Jackson explores light, line and depth with paintings
done inside and outside the artistes home, a 1979 graduate
of Delta State University (DSU), resides in Jackson and teaches
art at Jackson State University. After attending DSU, a program
offered by Louisiana Tech University gave Carraway the opportunity
to move to Rome, Italy, to study architecture and design.
In 1983, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting
from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Claudia ka Cartee
Potter who received her BFA in ceramics from California State
University at Fullerton and has done post-graduate work at
the University of Southern Mississippi in art education. In
1988 she was awarded a scholarship to work at the Penland
School of Crafts, and in 1989 she received an Artist Fellowship
Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Claudia has been an active member of the Craftsmen's Guild
of Mississippi since 1978 and has served on the Board of Directors
and as president of the Guild. She has received the Honored
Artist Award from the National Museum for Women in the Arts
and has been featured in an award winning segment of Southern
Expressions on Mississippi Educational Television.
She was featured in the April 2005 edition of Sassafras
in "A Potter's Impression." Some of her work in
clay has resulted in River Dolls, which are ceramic figures
which mimic river stones.
Painter born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1907. She
graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1927
and moved to New York to study at the Grand Central
School of Art. Compton served as WPA's state art director
from 1939-1940. She received numerous awards in shows
and did twenty-one oil portraits for the steamboat Sprague's
River Hall of Fame, which were destroyed by fire in
1974. Compton died in 1987.
She has nineteen works in the permanent collection
of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her work was shown
in a special exhibit at the museum from November 20,
1999 to January 23, 2000, entitled Caroline Compton:
The River at Vicksburg and Beyond
Lives in Shannon, MS., On the cover and 3
page Spread in Mud and Magnolias Magazine! 2013-2014,
has had exhibits various places, including Gumtree Museum
of Art in Tupelo. Painter of faces. Lists Painting, Installation,
Video, Film, Spoken Word, Poetry, Architecture, Sculpture,
Multimedia, Internet, Music as his media.
Photographer, black and white landscapes, stirring effects
of light on a variety of natural shapes, White Sand, Monument,
N. M. show windswept dunes, Wave is featured at Hinds Community
College. She is chemistry professor at Hind, some color photos
from China, mostly black and white.
Kate Freeman Clark
At time of her death in 1957 she had been living in Holly
Springs, MS. In her will she left her home and several hundred
canvases and sketches from her New York years to the town
of Holly Springs. She exhibited in New York prior to move
back to Mississippi. She had taken classes in Memphis, then
enrolled in 1894 at the Art Student League in New York under
the painter and well-known teacher William Merritt Chase.
She spent the following years working with other talented
students at the League. Chase opened his own school and drew
away many students from the League, including Clark. She described
these years as her happiest and most productive.
1924, Clark put away her brushes and stored her paintings
in the Lincoln Warehouse, New York. She'd had a number of
losses in her life, and decided to return to her antebellum
family home in Holly Springs, MS., closing the door on over
20 years of work. She never returned to New York or painted
again. Instead , she lived the life of a spinster.
When Clark died in 1957 at the age of 81, her neighbors were
surprised to learn of her gift of hundreds of paintings to
the city of Holly Springs. "A few friends remembered
that she had studied art in the North years before, but no
one realized how accomplished an artist she had become,"
according to Bea Green, curator of the Kate Freeman Clark
Langdon Clay Sumner, MS
Maude Schuyler Clay
Photographer, her book Delta Land: Photographs
by Maude Schuyler Clay shows rural Mississippi in its
beauty, exhibit at Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, into
to book by Lewis Nordan, a Mississippi writer, many black
and white photos, show Delta landscapes, began the project
in 1993, also photo editor for The Oxford American magazine.
Maude Schuyler Clay lives in Sumner, Mississippi. Her photographic
work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York
Times Magazine, The London Observer Magazine, Mothers and
Daughters, Women Photographers, and other books. A new
book, called Her Circle, the collection of her low
light color portraits of family, friends, and familiar surroundings,
will be published in 2003, by Twin Palms/ Twelve Trees Press.
Photo above by N. Jacobs
Thomas L. Cochran (1938-2006)
Thomas L. (Tom) Cochran, was best known for his finely-detailed
style - leaving viewers wondering if they were looking at
a photograph. “Creative realism” best describes
his execution of water color. He was also a sculptor and woodcarver,
having sculpted the bronze busts of the late Lt. Gov. Carroll
Gartin of MS and Sen. Robert Kerr of OK. Presidents Ford,
Reagan and G.H.W. Bush were recipients of his commissioned
During his lifetime, Tom had one-man art shows at the following
Jackson, MS, metro area venues: the main office of Deposit
Guaranty Bank (now Regions Bank), Jackson Municipal Art Gallery,
Artist Mississippi Gallery, Chateau Ridgeland Retirement Home,
Mississippi State Law Library, MPB Headquarters, and Eudora
Welty Library. The Mississippi Museum of Art selected one
of his works for its prestigious “Collectors Choice”
A strong sense of family and love of country were recurrent
themes in his works as he created familiar scenes depicting
rural and small town Americana. His poignant paintings of
weather-worn buildings and faded, forgotten, once-prized possessions
evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Frequent subjects found in his
watercolor compositions are carousel horses, windows, storm
clouds, Old Glory, brick structures, flowers, and wildlife.
His carousel horses - - both watercolor and carved - - are
collectors’ items. Tom’s paintings of American
Indians and their artifacts reflect his Native American ancestry
and his Oklahoma roots.
A silver Beaver holder, Tom used his talents to further the
program of the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1959, following a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, Tom
made Mississippi his home for the rest of his life. (Source:
Columbus Arts Council)
Art director and animator for NBC-TV's Video Imaging Centers,
Late Night With David Letterman (1982) - Computer Animation/Design,
son of Dr. Dean W. Colvard (MSU president 1960-1966)
Born in Pass Christian in 1953, works in motion pictures
as a set decorator, large sculptures, Academy Award nomination
for set of Legends of the Fall in 1995.
A full-time representational style oil painter from Pontotoc,
Mississippi, who in 2008 won a major award in a national painting
competition, the Central South Art Exhibition National Show.
She was one of two artists who received a stipend by the Mississippi
Development Authority, Department of Tourism, to represent
Mississippi's painters when they exhibited their work for
the '08 Presidential Debate Media Reception in Oxford. During
the exhibition she was asked to do a painting demonstration:
an oil painting of a Mississippi landscape.
She is a juried member of Landscape Artists International
and Oil Painters of America and was invited to join the Landfill
art Project, an international initiative to raise awareness
by creating diverse fine art from rusted refuse. The traveling
exhibition and accompanying book include more than 1000 artists
from throughout the world. In 2009 she will do three "one-person"
shows in Mississippi: The Brick Gallery in Clarksdale, Southern
Breeze Gallery in Jackson, and the Corinth, MS Artist Guild.
She is a founding member of the Mississippi Painter's Society.
She left a career as a nurse administrator and nurse educator
to paint full- time in 2004. Known primarily for her rich
landscape paintings, she also does portraits, and her still
life paintings have won many awards. Hidden Creek studio is
at her home in Pontotoc, MS, which is west of Tupelo . She
and her husband Jackie are now hosting art workshops for artists
from across the US. Her painting entitled The Natchez
Trace (above right), a 48 x 108 inch triptych in oil,
is in the offices of Governor Haley Barbour in the Walter
Sillers Building in Jackson, MS.
Woodworker, makes clock of various wood, member Craftsmen's
Guild and Chimneyville Crafts Festival since beginning
Charles "Chuck" Crossley
McComb, Mississippi, mixed-media artist, had military career,
work in acrylics reflect his interest with how things work,
eye injury in Navy, retired, attended Coronada School of Fine
Arts in San Diego, mast of fine arts from University of California,
taught at San Diego City College for a while, now lives again
in McComb, where he grew up, he is a collagist working in
mixed media with acrylic, very figurative and abstract, shows
in California, Seattle, Las Vegas, Gulfport, Municipal Gallery
in Jackson, Gulf South Gallery in McComb
Martin J. Dain
Photographer from Greenville, MS. Martin Dain
photographed Oxford in the 1960's, including its courthouse
square, and the surrounding countryside during the last year
of William Faulkner’s life. Born in Massachusetts, his
love for the writings of Faulkner convinced him to travel
to Mississippi and photograph the state. Southside Gallery
has a comprehensive collection of Dain's Mississippi work
taken from 1961-62, exhibit at Wetherbee house in Greenville.
His works are featured in the book Faulkner's World: The
Photographs of Martin J. Dain, edited by Tom Rankin and
published by the University of Mississippi Press, 1997.
Exhibit at Dueringer Galleries, watercolor, denser combination,
work has look of leaded stained glass, paintings also of angels,
landscapes and architecture, one exhibit called A Tribute
to Walter Anderson.
in Alligator, MS, landscape impressionist painter. He
met Sammy Britt at Delta State in the 1960s and went to
Provincetown, Mass. to study with the color painter Henry
Hensche (also Sammuel Britt's teacher). DeLoach is the
foremost of the Delta Impressionist painters. However,
he is not limited to that genre. He is currently showing
at Cole Pratt gallery in New Orleans. His website address
Photos and information courtesy of Jerry "Duff"
Hattiesburg photographer and winner of Mississippi Institute
of Arts and Letters Award, 1999
Shawn L. Dickey
One of sixty-three contemporary printmakers whose work was
chosen for Printmakers Today, a
256 page full color compendium on those who create "museum
quality work" while translating an ancient art with 21st
century vision and technical skill. Lives in Columbus, MS,
and teaches at Mississippi University for Women (the W). Some
of his works use an altarpiece-like construction for moral,
social and spiritual plays, such as "Condemned to Live"--
Juxtaposed images of a solder with a bum parachute, a reclining
woman and peeping man and a central figure divining an "Outlook
not so good" message from the einnards of a Magic 8 ball.
Crystal, Mississippi, died in 1994, best known as an artist
but also a gifted musician and a writer. He was a craftsman
who made gourd banjos, which he called banzas, which originally
came from Africa. "Banza" is one of the old African
names for this instrument, which is the predecessor of the
banjo, the only truly American instrument. He became a member
of the craftsmen's guild of Mississippi. He died of ALS (Lou
Gehrig's disease) at the age of 46 in 1994. His instruments
are now collectibles. He and a handful of others sparked the
now fast-growing movement of gourd banjo players and makers.
Native of Hattiesburg, MS., currently lives in Jackson with
his wife Melissa and son Preston. He grew up in the swamps
of southern Louisiana near New Orleans; painter did About
Jackson solo show at Nunnery's Gallery in Jackson
Greenwood, born in 1952, grew up in Jackson, commercial cinematographer
and film producer, many advertising awards. Traveled with
B. B. King in Europe and shot and documented the blues icon
for the B. B. King Museum in Indianola, MS
G. Ruger Donoho
Book about him done by Rene Paul Barilleaux, and Victoria
J. Beck called G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter' Path.
born in 1857 in Church Hill, MS, became one of America's foremost
Impressionist painters and a pioneer of the East Hampton,
NY, artist community, exhibit in Jackson showed over 30 paintings
and drawings and then toured nationally through 1996, Mississippi
Museum of Art, painted countryside of France.
Born in Tupelo, degrees from Mississippi College and
University of Mississippi, won national attention with
one-man show (Corcoran Panorama) at Corcoran Gallery in
Washington, D. C. in 1987. He paints landscapes and people
of Mississippi, Virginia, and North Carolina and did a
limited edition print of "Postage Stamp of Native
Soil" for Faulkner Centennial Celebration in 1997,
His style is primarily contemporary, and he also does
sculpture. His work hangs in New York's Metropolitan
Museum of Art as well as other important places. For years
he was the emcee for the Mississippi Governor's Awards
for Excellence in the Arts in Jackson.
From left to right: Bill Dunlap, Nelle
Elam, and Bill Andrews
Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs
received the Danforth Award in Visual Arts, a Rockefeller
Foundation International Fellowship, a grant from The
Warhol Foundation , residency in Bangkok, Thailand, Lila
Wallace/Readers' Digest International Artists Fellow,
and is a visual arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around
Town. Dunlap for the past eleven years has been the
Master of Ceremonies for the Governor's Awards for Excellence
in the Arts. His book Dunlap,
published in 2006, includes more than 100 full-color reproductions
and features work from every stage of his career, which
has spanned more than three decades.
William Dunlap maintains studios in McLean, Virginia;
Mathiston, Mississippi; and Coral Gables, Florida. He
is currently Artist-in-Residence at Mississippi State
Young artist and daughter of William Dunlap and Linda
Burgess. She illustrated the book by
Lianne K. Takemon called The Four Dog Blues
Band or How Chester, Boy, Dog in the Fog, and
Diva Took the Big City by Storm and
published by Mississippi Museum of Art, April
Duff (Jerry Lee) Dorrough
was also the guitarist and vocalist for the soul-gospel group
called The Revelators as well as the Yalobushwackers, the house
band for Oxford's Thacker Mountain Radio program. Dorrough was
formerly guitarist and bandleader for Charley
Love and the Tangents, a band which had not played together
since the death of Charley Love in 1997 until they got together
for a reunion at the Crawfish Festival in Leland in May 2008.
He also performed with the Taylor Grocery Band and several others.
Photo left courtesy of Fish Mitchie-- Duff Dorrough (center)
and (right) Mississippi musician Willie Foster. Photo above courtesy
of Duff Dorrough.
1939, well-known photographer, born in Memphis but grew up
on cotton plantation in Sumner, Mississippi, attended University
of Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Delta State but did not graduate,
influenced by Cartier-Bresson, known as Father of Color Photography,
Eggleston has published his work extensively. He lives and works
in Memphis, and travels considerably for photographic projects.
1944 - 2001, Naturally-talented artist who drew
and painted African-Americans of the Delta. Born and raised
in Coahoma County, Mississippi, lived in Clarksdale
Born in Philadelphia, MS and currently living
in Raymond, MS
Susan Brumfield Farris
Photographer and oil painter, won the major award (Julian
Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Prize) at the San Antonio Art League
and Museum's 80th Annual Juried Artists Exhibition in San Antonio
(where she now lives) in 2010, married to Texas artist Aaron
Vicksburg, MS, painter, married to writer Kos
Kostmayer. She won several public art commissions, including
the first riverfront mural for Vicksburg in 2001. In 2003 she
was commissioned to paint a mural on stainless steel for the
55-foot central rotunda of the new McWillie School in Jackson.
This year she will create the Mill Street Project, in which
she will provide 22 masonry inlays for the new viaducts at the
renovated train station in Jackson. Ferris has begun exploring
the theme of shadows through a combination of photography, printmaking,
collage and painting. She lives and works in her studio on her
family's farm near Vicksburg.
Charles Henri Ford
(Feb. 10, 1913-2002) Brookhaven, Mississippi, the son of Charles
Lloyd Ford and Gertrude (Cato) Ford, grew up in small towns
all over the South, where his family operated hotels, American
poet, editor, artist, and filmmaker, helped introduce surrealism
to America through his poems and his avant-garde magazine of
the 1940s, died on Friday, September 27, 2002, in Manhattan
at the age of 94.
Painter who creates large watercolor paintings on paper, primarily
of nature. He is professor of painting and drawing at Mississippi
State University in Starkville where he has been awarded the
John Grisham Faculty Excellence Award as well as the Burlington
Northern Teaching Excellence Award. He has exhibited widely
in regional, national and international exhibitions; and has
shown in 22 one-person exhibitions across Mid-America and the
South. He is a native of North Carolina. Brent Funderburk designed
the signature image for the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition
(IBC) in Jackson. His painting Wave (Reclamation) was recently
selected to join the permanent collection of the Mississippi
Museum of Art, in Jackson, MS. The large watercolor, which was
completed in 2009, will be shown as a part of “The Mississippi
Story,” which consists of over 200 works by Mississippi
artists and “reveals the remarkable history of visual
arts in the Magnolia State
Portrait of Son Thomas called Playing the Blues
Marion Viola Stark Gaines 1950-1942
Born in Columbus, Gaines and her family then
moved to Mobile, AL. In 1879, she married Captain Abner Gaines
and moved to “Peachwood,” his family’s plantation
and nursery at State Line in Wayne County, Mississippi. She
developed skills as a photographer during a cultural and artistic
movement known as Pictorialism. Her photographs incorporate
the stylistic influence of this period by transforming her subjects
into works of art. In 1900, Marion won an award in portraiture
from the American Camera Club in Mobile and subsequently became
Mississippi’s first woman photographer to be recognized
by inclusion of her work in several publications, including
Ladies’ Home Journal. In a 1997
issue of Mississippi Magazine, Gene
Fant, Jr. described her as a “pioneering photographer”
whose “photographs provide...a glimpse of a talented artist’s
vision of her surroundings, as well as the images of the toughness
of farm life at Peachwood Nursery.” Photographs depict
floral themes in her community and still lifes of various native
plants as well as some exotic horticultural varieties. Her photographs
also provide unique glimpses of rural life that existed in southern
Mississippi during early years of the past century. The photos
include African Americans captured in their daily farm chores
as well as uniquely posed photos and portraits which reveal
stoical character in their faces. Several of her images also
include Native American women. Gaines's interest in photography
lessoned after her husband died in 1905. She moved back to Mobile
where she lived until her death in 1942. (Source: Mona Vance,
Archivist for Local History, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.)
Born in 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi, famous in the 1960's for
abstract canvases and paintings with brilliant colors. He draped
with brightly colored cloth buildings and made enormous paintings
that resembled quilts.
Lives in Hattiesburg (10 years), born in Cincinnati, best-selling
visual artist at Southern Breeze Gallery, acrylic paintings,
some watercolor, show at SBG called People and Places
Moved to Natchez, Mississippi, from Folsom, Louisiana, after
Hurricane Katrina, 2010 exhibit of 45 paintings at Mississippi
Museum of Art entitled River and Reverie: Paintings
of the Mississippi
Melody Swaney Golding
Photographer of the Katrina devastation in project called
Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember, Vicksburg.
Lori K. Gordon
Lori K. Gordon works in mixed media and lives on the Mississippi
Gulf Coast. Her work may be found in public and private collections
around the world including the Smithsonian Institution,
Mississippi Humanities Council, Safeco Corporate Collection,
University of Southern Mississippi, University of Kentucky,
Virginia Commonwealth University, and Art Across Arkansas, a
joint venture of Thea Foundation and William J. Clinton Foundation.
Private collectors include President Barack and First Lady Michelle
Obama, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter,
ABC's Robin Roberts, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, ESPN's Jon Miller
and CNN's Tom Foreman.
MSNBC, CBS, National Public Radio, Christian Science Monitor,
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, New York Times, Travel Mail
(UK), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) and numerous regional magazines
and newspapers across the nation have featured her work. Several
documentaries have shown her work, including the award-winning
Mississippi Son. Her best known works
include Six Degrees:West to East, The Katrina Collection,
and The Labat Project. Other works are Student
Nurse, a bronze nurse in the lobby of Mississippi Baptist
Medical Center in Jackson and The Working Man, at the
Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in
Jackson. She won the MIAL award for Visual Arts in 1997 and
teaches at Mississippi College.
Samuel Marshall Gore
Winner of MIAL award for Visual Arts in 1997. On faculty at
Mississippi College since 1951. Most familiar works are Student
Nurse, a bronze nurse which stands in the lobby of Mississippi
Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, The Working Man,
located in front of the Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agriculture
and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Head of Christ, Madonna and
Child on other religious figures.
Photographer, MSU Professor, 2003 Mississippi Invitational,
Mississippi Museum of Art, one of 18 artists selected
for the exhibition, also selected in 2005, presented "Sand
Shadows and Creative Pinholes" at the national Photographic
Imaging Education Association conference in Orlando, Florida
- Feb. 2005, received HARP award from MSU Humanities Institute
Paul Jacobs, Marita Gootee, Gary Myers
by Nancy Jacobs
Edwin Phillips Granberry
Created comic strip Buz Sawyer for more than 30 years,
also a writer. See Mississippi
BFA from Mississippi State University in 1997 where he was
an illustrator for archaeologists at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology
at MSU. He worked for several years as a designer and fabricator
of interactive children's exhibits. He lives in Portland, Oregon,
with his wife Jill and their two dogs.
Miniature works of art, Meridian, figures in landscape, arrangement
of florals, works now almost entirely with colored pencils,
now legally blind
Exhibited at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, daughter
Lynn Green Root is also an artist, exhibit called
Crossing the Threshold: Five Paths through
Mississippi at Mississippi Museum of Art, Nov.
7, 1999. She died in 2002. A book celebrating Myra and her daughter
has been published entitled Breathing Art: The
Lives and Art of Myra Hamilton Green and Lynn Green Root (2008).The
double biography, with text by historian and author Patti Carr
Black and 80 reproductions of paintings plus family pictures,
features a choice of two covers, one by each artist. See Lynn
Green Root below.
Photographer for 19 books, first was Man and The
River - The Mississippi published in 1968 with
Hodding Carter, lived in Greenville, died in 1997, founded Polar
Bears Alive, photographer for National Geographic
(1895-1977) Became primitive painter at 54 years of age,
first Mississippi artist to have work exhibited at Museum
of Modern Art in New York bought house in Oxford, MS,
worked in primitive, innocent style, based her drawings
on visions and dreams and girlhood memories, grew up on
farm in north Mississippi, colorful, childlike paintings
of children playing games, rural scenes reflections of
farm life in Mississippi, known as visionary but primitive
Sarah Frances Hardy
Solo exhibition in Jackson at Pearl River Glass Studio/Gallery
called Nature's Pieces (29 recent works in acrylic on paper)
one show called Elements of Nature at Agora Gallery, Soho, NY.,
now lives in Tupelo, uses thick, sturdy rag paper, scenes from
Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and Wall Doxey State Park, flower and
still lifes, degree in studio art from Davidson College in NC,
also studied in NY and Paris, went to law school.
Born in Canton, Mississippi, in 1939. He grew up in Hamshire,
Texas, and studied art at Texas A & M, Lamar University,
and Columbia University. Hayes won First Award in 1972 in the
22nd Annual New England Painting and Sculpture Exhibition Graphics
Exhibition. The same year he had work accepted in the International
Graphics Exhibition. He is best known for the suite of fifty-three
Biblical etchings in copper for which he did considerable research
and travel. The etchings were shown in New York City in 1976
at the FAR Gallery and reproduced in the book God's
Images, which combines the vision of poet James
Dickey (Deliverance) and the artist
Marvin Hayes. Many of the completed fifty-three paintings were
accepted for the permanent collections of the Rijksmuseum, the
Vatican, la Bibliotheque Nationale, the Metropolitan Museum,
and the Palais du Louvre.
Randy Hayes was born in 1944 in Jackson, MS. He grew up in
the country near the then small town of Clinton. His family
moved to Tupelo when Hayes was sixteen where he graduated from
high school. He attended college in Memphis at both Rhodes and
the Memphis College of Arts where he received a B.F.A. in sculpture
in 1968. He dropped out of school briefly to take a freighter
to Europe when he was nineteen. After graduation Hayes worked
as a VISTA Volunteer in Seattle for a year.
Moving to Boston, Hayes worked as a freelance scene painter
and designer. This work, primarily with WGBH PBS Television,
had an enormous influence on the painter's life and art. Hayes
returned to Seattle in 1976 to open a used and rare book store
which included a small gallery. The gallery exhibited primarily
vintage and contemporary photographs. Steeped in the history
of photography, by 1983 Hayes felt that he could realize his
dream and work full time as an artist.
In 1979 Hayes walked into a gym to try to photograph some boxers.
These photographs became his first mature body of work. He continued
to photograph sub cultures in Los Angeles and New York before
working in Rome for two months in 1987. A commission from the
Port of Seattle allowed the artist to travel to three continents
and India and amass a large archive of negatives to further
his examination of culture and history.
In 1990 Hayes began to paint directly onto photographs. About
the same time he was drawn back to his original environment
of the Deep South. He continues to work on this Southern series
Talented artist, writer, actor, director, producer, born in
Greenville, Mississippi, in 1936. He lived part of his life
in Leland, MS, and was the creator of the Muppets. His work
is the basis for Sesame Street books, Muppet movies, and much
more. He died in 1990 of pneumonia. (Click on his name for more
Katrina Estes Hill
Acrylic painter on recycled wood, born in Louisville, MS, lived
in White Bluff, Tennessee, but she has recently moved back home
to Louisville, Mississippi..
She is an artist, writer, and storyteller. Her collection of
stories called “Fat daddy’s Watermelon and Other
Tales from the Hollow” is reminiscent of childhood on
her grandparent’s farm in rural Winston County. She performs
storytelling for civic events, conventions, churches, fairs
and festivals and, schools. Her children’s book, My
Imagination, released in August of 2007, won the
Mom's Choice Gold Award and was listed in ForeWord Magazine's
top twenty finalists for Best Children's Book of 2008. Estes
Hill is the official artist for “Good People Brewing Company”
headquartered in Birmingham, AL.
1910-1944, Jackson born, regionalist, drawings, paintings,
lithographs, watercolors of Jackson, shown at Mississippi Museum
of Art's Collection Gallery (called William Hollingsworth:
The Back Road Home-- paintings of days gone by),
300 works in the museum's collection given by wife Jane Oakley
Hollingsworth. He died at 34, book about him called Hollingsworth:
The Man, the Artist, and His Work
Fine art bird sculptor in wood, does wood carvings of birds
of prey, owls, hawks,
Photographer, Artist of the Year 1990 at Rembrandt Society
of the Mississippi Museum of Art, many awards.
Joe Mac Hudspeth
Freelance wildlife photographer, published work more than 500
times in state, regional, and national publications, including
Mississippi Outdoors, Birder's World, Ducks Unlimited, Awarded
the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for National History's Grand
Prize for Wildlife of a least bittern that appeared in The Nature
Conservancy's calendar, his photos were selected for the 1997-98
and 99 Mississippi Duck Stamp and on the Mississippi Sportsman's
License for more than three years
Photographer, photographed the land and people who came to
Deer Camp in the Mississippi Delta, historically significant.
Marie Atkinson Hull
(1890-1980) Born in Summit, lived in Belhaven of Jackson for
many years, known for her landscapes and still-life oil paintings
in several impressionistic styles. classifies her work in three
categories,---traditional , transitional, and contemporary,
vivid colors of near abstract flowers and landscapes, much of
work features European scenes, but also sharecroppers, participated
in Allison's Wells Art Colony, Hull was the recipient of a gold
medal at the Mississippi Art Association (1920); first prize
at the Southern States Art League (1926); second prize at the
Davis Wildflower Competition, San Antonio, Texas (1929); watercolor
prizes, Southern States Art League (1931); and the New Orleans
Art Association and the Benjamin prize at the New Orleans Arts
and Crafts Club (1932)--both in Louisiana. Her work is represented
in private and public permanent collections, including the Mississippi
Art Association; high schools in Laurel and Jackson, Mississippi;
Southwestern Texas Normal School; the Witte Memorial Museum,
San Antonio, Texas; and others
Timothy T. Isbell
Gulfport, Mississippi, is a photojournalist with the 2006 Pulitzer
Prize-winning Sun Herald in Biloxi. He is a former photojournalist-in-residence
at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Knight Foundation/National
Endowment of the Arts recipient for his photographic study of
the Vietnamese people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is the
author and photographer of Gettysburg: Sentinels
of Stone and Vicksburg: Sentinels
Photographer, books JukeJoint and
Whispering Pines (photos of people,
artifacts of a roadhouse in Columbus, Mississippi) editor of
Columbus Commercial Dispatch
Starkville, MS, born in Kansas, but grew up in Starkville,
attended SHS and graduated from MSU, world-renowned for his
watercolor art and technique. He was primarily responsible for
the use and perfecting of a reflection technique used by many
watercolor artists now, designed Lewis
and Clark for the U.S.quarter for Missouri and created a spectacular
tile mural at the University of Missouri-Columbia that was used
in tandem with the local schools teaching the complicated math
required to design and place the mural. Jackson is a Signature
member of the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor
Society and is considered one of the Master Painters of the
World by International Artists Magazine. He is the author of
Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor.
Jackson artist/ muralist who specializes in realistic large-scale
paintings and murals.
Painted the conference room of the Mississippi Governor's mansion
in 2005 and has
works in collections scattered from California to Europe. Grew
up primarily in Brookhaven, MS, After high school he spent nearly
a decade in Europe where he studied art and received his degree
in Graphic Design. Eventually returned to
Mississippi to pursue a career as a Commercial Artist, which
eventually led to a fascination with large-scale painting and
eventually a specialization in mural work. Though trained in
Graphic Design, he's self-taught as a painter. Jacobs is also
a songwriter and musician with two albums of original music
to his credit and is the producer of an annual musical event
in Brookhaven, Mississippi, known as Brookstock.
Vibrant still lifes, 35 paintings on display at Brown's Fine
Art and Framing in Jackson.
African American basket maker from Tibbee near West Point,
MS, winner of a Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
in 2010, featured in the Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit of
Folk Art, selected in 1994 to design and create Christmas ornaments
for White House
Artist living in Natchez, makes dolls in polymer clay which
are fired or air dried
sculptor, ceramics, pastels, illustrator
for archaeologists, Bodies in Clay Exhibit
at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, similar exhibits in
Memphis and Meridian Museums of Art, 2005, winner of first
place award at Starkville Arts Festival, 2005, and first
place, 2006 Beaumont Art League National. Kargas is native
of Pisgah in Rankin County, Mississippi, and received a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from MSU in 2002, with an emphasis
Photographer at Delta Blues Festival 1979-1984, exhibited at
Hinds College, Feb. 7, 1999.
Greenville, photographers, world travelers on assignment
for leading periodicals,(Photo right of Bern Keating and
Franke Keating from Mississippi
book flap). Bern Keating published 24 books and several
hundred articles in Life, The New Yorker,
Reader's Digest, Playboy, National Geographic,
Bern and Franke compiled and wrote Mississippi
(Mississippi Department of Economic Development). Bern
Keating died in 2004. Franke is known world-wide as one
of the most celebrated photographers for National
Geographic. She traveled to some of the
world's most exotic locales, including 17 trips to Kenya.
She is known in Greenville, Mississippi, as a talented
portrait photographer who has photographed some of the
area's best known families and authors. She died in Atlanta
at the age of 95. She had been living with her son, a
doctor, the last six months of her life.
A joint exhibit of the work of Franke Keating and her
son John was hosted by the Greenville Arts Council in
2011. It was titled “Franke and John Keating: Mother
and Son - An exhibit of their photography and etchings.”
The Keatings' son John Keating pursued an education in
art at Bowdoin College in Maine. While showing his work
in Atlanta, he made the life-altering decision to pursue
medicine as a career, so he attended Tulane University,
where he earned his medical degree and is currently an
orthopedic surgeon with the Keating Group, a clinic he
opened in 1986 that specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic
trauma, and neck and back injuries. The Keatings' daughter
died earlier at the age of 23.
Franke Keating was born in McGehee, Ark., and Bern Keating
was a Canada native. The couple moved to Greenville, MS,
in 1946. Both were literary and artistic forces in the
Delta for decades.
J. B. Keith
Hammer dulcimer maker in Clinton, member Craftsmen's Guild,
made dulcimers for 35 years, about 3000 instruments.
Wildlife photographer from Jackson, highlighted on Wild
Things, has published more than 2800 photographs
in magazines and books worldwide, twice named winner in
International Wildlife Photographer competition in London,
publisher of many books (numerous pictorial coffee table
books) including Whistling
Wings: The Beauty of Ducks in Flight, The Naturalist's
Journal: A Book for Records, Notes and Observations, Wild
Mississippi: A Natural View, Romancing the Rain, First
impressions: A photographic collection of nature's moments,
moods & memories and Wilder
Mississippi and Mississippi
Impressions with his wife Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick.
Lost in the Amazon recounts
Kirkpatrick’s near-fatal experience on an 1995 Amazon
expedition and was the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s
2007 Book of the Year.
Wilder Mississippi was the
winner of the 2002 National Outdoor Book Award and the
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s 2002 Book
of the Year.
Photo of Stephen and Marlo
Kirkpatirck by Nancy Jacobs.
Romancing the Rain, A Photographic Journey
into the Heart of the Amazon was a winner
in the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Awards and in the Writer’s
Digest International Self-Published Book Awards, and was
the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s 2003
Book of the Year. It was shot over nine years in the jungles
Kirkpatrick has twice been named a winner in the prestigious
International Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
held in London, England. In 2007 he was awarded first place
in the National Wildlife Federation's "International
His most recent photographic book, Sanctuary:
Mississippi Coastal Plain was also written
by his wife Marlo Carter Kirkpatirck.
Mississippi native and Little Rock resident, known
for paintings of famous Mississippi and other Southern
writers, including Walker Percy, 2003, and Flannery
O'Connor 2004 posters for the Oxford Conference for
the Book, Knowlton has also painted William Faulkner,
Barry Hannah, Shelby Foote 2005 poster. Son of Mississippi
artist Miriam Wilson Weems.
Photo courtesy of Baxter Knowlton
Leon Z. Koury
Born in Greenville, MS, in 1909, Son of Syrian immigrants who
owned grocery in Greenville. Koury wrote to Greenville writer
Walker Percy Alexander and asked
advice on writing. Percy invited Koury to his house and was
impressed by the art on Koury's poetry notebook. He convinced
Koury to become an artist and later Koury became a sculptor
of busts of William Faulkner, William Alexander Percy (in 1964
Percy bust was covered by Time and
Life magazines) and busts of Negro heads. In 1939
Koury was named director of then new Delta Art Center in Greenville.
He was the mentor of many Mississippi artists and writers including
William Beckwith, but Koury died in poverty in 1993.
Photo right of sculptor Leon Koury and his bust
of William Faulkner. Photo courtesy of Marcius.
of Springwood Pottery.
(b. 1966) is a Tupelo native based in Italy. He received his B.F.A.
from the Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA (1989), and a M.F.A.
from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (2000).
He creates computer-generated artwork centered on transforming
discarded artifacts, places, and entities into sacred projections.
His first exhibition in his hometown, The Beauty of
the Impossible at the GumTree Museum of Art in Tupelo,
presented eighteen works from his Beta Projection series, a suite
of large-scale photomontage constructed from found objects, which
address issues of 21st century displacement and renewal. The exhibit
opened August 1 and ended September 20, 2008. His work has also
been shown at the Smithsonian Institution; SIGGRAPH; the Contemporary
Arts Center, New Orleans; and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential
Library and Museum, in Austin.
of art at Starkville High School for nine years , awarded
Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2003), Starkville School
District Teacher of the Year (2002), the Governor's Award
in Art Education, and Starkville High School Teacher of
the Year. He had five scholastic art winners between 1998-2002,
won 44 state scholastic art awards and four national scholastic
art winners and the 3rd Congressional District Art Award
In 2001 his students won 37 state scholastic awards and
four national scholastic art awards. From 1997-98, his
students have won 32 state scholastic awards, two national
scholastic awards and one student won the Kennedy Center
Creative Ticket Award. Other outstanding accomplishments
include directing and/or assisting the visual art students
who received 28 national awards and more than 400 state
awards. Altogether his students have received more than
$1.2 million in scholarships during the past two years
because of their advanced art skills. In addition, two
students (one finishing in the top ten, the other in the
top four among 20,000 students) were named finalists for
the highest award given to a visual art student, the Presidential
Scholars Award. In 2008 his students again won many awards.
Photo by Nancy Jacobs
Photographer for Walls of Light (book
of the murals of Walter Anderson).
whose work has
been featured in Portico of Jackson's "Best of 2006, Jackson
Free Press, The Clarion Ledger, File
Magazine, Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in
the Mississippi Arts Commission gallery, and various other
art events around the state.
In 2010, his "Eddie Cotton" photograph was
published in Mississippians coffee table book.
Raised in Vicksburg, MS, and born in 1969. Ross makes concept-based
sculpture or forms based on an ideas rather than traditions
within a sculptural medium. Themes of his pieces generally revolve
around the environment and ecological issues. He works primarily
as a metalsmith, using fine hand skills and many jewelry tools.
Ross creates detail-oriented pieces from metal, wood and found
objects such as bone, plastic, and glass.
He taught art on the university level for five years at University
of Kansas, Loyola University in New Orleans and guest lectured
all over the country. Ross was chosen for fifth Mississippi
Invitational (2005) at Mississippi Museum of Art and exhibits
Lives in Starkville and does surreal artwork, mostly in the
form of ink drawings. He won first place in the Starkville Cotton
District Arts Festival in 2007 and third in 2006. Work has been
shown in a number of exhibitions --mostly in the South, although
currently he has a work in a gallery in France. He works at
Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University
where he is a scientific illustrator, has illustrations in journals,
books, cd cover designs, numerous T-shirt designs, ad layouts,
book covers. First prize winner of juried art in 2010 Starkville
Cotton District Art Festival.
Textile artist. Winner of 2011 Mississippi Governor's Award
for Excellence in the Arts. Originally from High Point, North
Carolina, she was a resident of Jackson, Mississippi since 1972.
Work is found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian
Art Museum and the Mississippi Museum of Art and has been exhibited
internationally. It is archived at the National Museum of Women
in the Art. In 2006 she was named as an "Honored Artist"
by its Mississippi State Committee. In 2005 she was awarded
an Artist Fellowship Grant by the Mississippi Arts Commission
and recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters
as Visual Artist of the Year in 2003. She was a board member
for the Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi who turned a traditional
art form into a contemporary art centered around African-American
life and history. Magee died at 67 on April 27, 2011, following
an illness. She was creating a work commemorating the Freedom
Riders for the May 19 opening of the museum in the historic
Montgomery Greyhound bus station at the time of her death.
Malone is an adjunct assistant professor at Ole Miss since 1997.
Received his MFA from Memphis College of Art and his BFA from
the University of Mississippi. his landscape paintings in oil
capture the sublimity of nature. Has exhibited at the Nicole-Perry
Gallery, Memphis,TN.; Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans LA;
Yeiser Museum, Paducah, KY; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian,
MS; Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN; Allen Price Gallery, University
of Wisconsin; University of Melbourne, Australia. His work is
in the corporate collections of AT&T, Ochsner Clinic, and
the National Bank of Commerce. He has work in many private collections
throughout the United States including New York, NY; Los Angeles,
CA; Washington, DC; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; New
Orleans, LA; Winter Park, FL; and Jackson, MS. Has taught beginning
through advanced painting and drawing. Previous teaching experience
includes three years as an adjunct at Middle Tennessee State University,
teacher seminars, and Art League Workshops. He is a working artist
who depends on his painting to provide the majority of his income
Born in Greenville, Mississippi, began designing and creating
works of art before the age of twelve. At the age of thirteen
he began studying under Leon Koury, a protégé
of Malvina Hoffman, a student of Auguste Rodin. After attending
Delta State University in Mississippi, and Dayton Art Institute
in Ohio, he continued his studies of the arts as he traveled
throughout Europe for nine months. Marcius
began designing and producing jewelry,sculptures, and objets
d’art after moving to New Hope, Pennsylvania, in 1972.
He moved his business to Manhattan and supplied Bergdorf Goodman,
Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale's with jewelry and Karl Springer
with accessories, furniture and sculptures. He has returned
to his roots and is designing, crafting and supplying his own
decorative arts through MARCIUS LLC .
and Pup McCarty
Cartoonist from Laurel, Mississippi; best known for comic
strip Kudzu, which depicts minister
modeled on Will Campbell; killed in a car accident in 2007 in
Mississippi; also author of two novels: The Bridge
and Magic Time
Merigold Potters known for creations from Mississippi mud
Blind sculptor of historic life cast portrait project honoring
great living blues musicians. The casts are lifelike with their
eyes all permanently shut. McConnell lives in Como, Mississippi.
She was a former chef with corporate aviation until she was
diagnosed with uveitis, a complete degenerative disease of the
eye, at age 27. McConnell was born in Connecticut, and as a
child she spent her summers at Kennebunkport. She began researching
moving to Mississippi in 2006. She purchased an historic home
in Como which is within walking distance of everything that
she needs. In an article about McConnell by Leah Miller, Miller
says that McConnell's casts are a "specialized molding
applied directly to the face, layered with yet more materials
until the cast begins to harden. It's an involved, lengthy and
intimate process. McConnell said she never talks about music
with the musicians while completing their casts. 'We talk about
stuff. Life stuff,' she said."
Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey
Lives in Forest, Mississippi. A leading contributor to many
state wide charities, she donated thousands of dollars of paintings
for auctions each year to such organizations as Mississippi
Cancer Hospital for Children, Mississippi Heart Association,
Mississippi Animal Rescue League. She was a teacher for many
years. The McCravey-Triplett Student Center opened in Jackson,
Mississippi, at Belhaven College is partially named for her.
Born April 1, she was 93 in 2003. She has been painting since
1928. She has had several one person shows at the Mississippi
Museum of Art. Her distinct impressionistic style is sought
after by collectors in Mississippi and across the country but
are very difficult to acquire at this point. She received the
Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004 for Lifetime
Best known for his maritime paintings and portraits. A member
of the American Society of Marine Artists, he comes from a long
line of Gulf Coast residents; his family has lived there since
the 1880s and the sea is a way of life to him. McDonald works
out of three different studios: one in Jackson, one in Florida,
and the third aboard Ti Kabana, his two-masted topsail schooner.
He was the featured artist in the Mississippi Heart Association’s
Art for Heart program in 1999 and his paintings are collected
around the country
F. S. McKnight
Photographer from 1894 to 1930 in Aberdeen
Work exhibited in Crossing the Threshold at MS Museum
P. Sanders McNeal
McNeal has studied in Argenton-Chateau, France, at the Florence
Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy, and with Daniel E. Greene
in Southwest Ireland. Her work has shown in numerous one woman
shows and group exhibitions throughout the United States and
in Ireland. On August 1, 2002, she opened a one-woman show with
original music by Maestro Colman Pearce at the Bridge Gallery
in Dublin. McNeal was also the first commissioned artist for
Jubilee Jam's 10 painting series with her painting, "The
Rehearsal," which now hangs in Thalia Mara Hall. Nationally
recognized, McNeal has been painting portraits, landscapes,
still life and figurative studies professionally for over 30
years. A classical realist, she works out of her studio in Jackson,
Ethel Wright Mohamed
Born in 1908 in Fame, MS, lived in Belzoni, did stitchery,
needlework, (Sacred Harp Singing), Style has flair for color
influenced by family and community traditions and memories,
primitive artist, died in 1992.
boat builder turned artist, is known worldwide for his
works showing life in a small fishing village on the coast
of Mississippi. Joe fathered ten children and by no means
was your stereo-typical starving artist. Life was a struggle
for him and his large family but hardship was never in
the way when pouring his soul into the paintings he created.
He founded Moran's Art Studio in Biloxi where people from
around the world stop to see his works
Daughter of Joe Moran, who taught her to paint. She specializes
in underwater scenes and wildlife and angels and manages Moran's
Art Gallery in Biloxi.
Son of Joe Moran who also paints the beauty of the gulf coast
on canvas, uses a true-to-life form and a build-up of paints
to give a scene an almost three dimensional effect.
Morrison, a Jackson artist, created "Virtuous Woman,"
which is believed to be the largest porcelain sculpture in the
country. The 14-by-8-foot outdoor sculpture hangs above the
Winfield Wiser Hospital's main entrance.
Alice Latimer Moseley 1909-2004
Self-taught folk artist who lived in Bay St. Louis, began
painting at age 65 to deal with her mother's Alzheimer's
disease, Miss Alice, as she was known, lived in Birmingham,
AL, and Memphis, TN, before moving to Bay St. Louis, MS,
after she attended an art show there in 1988. She had
been a school teacher before retiring. Her son Tim Moseley,an
antique collector and part-time antique dealer talked
his mother into taking her paintings to a flea market
in Nashville. One man bought all 30 paintings, and Miss
Alice became a full-time artist. Today the Alice Moseley
Folk Art and Antique Museum is open in Bay St. Louis,
David Rae Morris
Photographer and son of Mississippi writer Willie Morris.
Morris had a one-man show at MUW in Columbus, Mississippi,
in October, 2002, which highlighted his work for My
Mississippi, a book he and his father did
together. The exhibit was entitled "Look Away,"
a photographic narrative.
of David Rae Morris by Nancy Jacobs.
One of sixty-three contemporary printmakers whose work was
chosen for Printmakers Today, a 256
page full color compendium on those who create "museum
quality work" while translating an ancient art with 21st
century vision and technical skill. Lives in Columbus, MS, and
teaches at Mississippi University for Women (the W).
Ridgeland, MS, painter and sculptor, Nicaraguan artist married
to a Mississippian.
Jean Cappadonna Nichols
Does ceramic sculptures, received MIAL Award for Visual Arts
in 1999, from Tupelo, moved to Florida.
mad potter of Biloxi, ETV Documentary of same name, born
before Civil War, opened the Ohr Museum pottery shop called
"Pot-Ohr-e," Pottery often humorous, eccentric,
fanciful, called by him his "mud babies," died
in 1926, Pop art of Andy Warhol caused Ohr's work to be
recognized after his death, largest collection of his pottery
at George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center in Biloxi, MS.
Photo: Mad Potter of Biloxi
Lives in Southhaven, Mississippi, commissioned to do stained-glass
portrait of Bill Clinton for the Clinton Presidential Library.
Owns the MidTown Art Glass Studio in Memphis.
Painter, a Mississippi native, born in Starkville, raised in
Jackson and Greenville, now lives in Brooklyn, NY., had an installation
at Mississippi Museum of Art in 2005. In 1999 received a Guggenheim
Fellowship in Painting. Has received other awards from National
Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and
Tennessee arts Commission. His drawings and paintings address
American community, especially the American South. Drawn images
are combined with collage materials from the 1930s to the 1970s
and depict typically American themes, such as the homestead
and family, Hollywood, or dramatic landscapes.
Mary Lovelace O'Neal
Jackson, Mississippi, 1942. B.F.A., Howard University, Washington,
D.C., 1964. Currently, O'Neal has a one-woman art show at the
Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson open December 7, 2002--February
9, 2003. MFA. Columbia University, 1969. Painter/printmaker.
Teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley. Works included in
SF MOMA, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; National Museum of Fine Arts,
Santiago, Chile. Recipient of "ARTISTE EN FRANCE"
Award from French Government. Included in international traveling
exhibitions: The Biennale Internationale des Arts, Dakar, Senegal;
The Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format.
R. Dan Overly
Born in 1944 in Dayton, Ohio. Died Oct. 18, 2010, in Jackson,
Mississippi. He graduated in 1962 from Northmont High School,
and later Ohio Northern University with degrees in biology and
art in 1967. After graduation, he taught at Upper Scioto Valley
High School, McGuffey and Big Walnut Middle School in Sunbury,
Ohio. In 1970, he moved to Greenwood, Mississippi, where he
served as a special assistant to the superintendent of schools,
coordinating the arts. He earned his master's degree from Delta
State University in Art Administration and had a studio where
he painted, sculpted, and dabbled in stained glass. He became
Director of the Arts for the state of Mississippi. In 1972,
at the request of Gov. Bill Waller, Overly formed the Mississippi
Crafts Guild and served as the Executive Director for 15 years.
He was appointed by the Carter administration to serve on the
crafts panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington,
D.C. He served on the editorial advisory board for the Crafts
Reporter and a number of his book reviews, articles
and photographs were published in the American Craft
magazine. He was the founder of the Schools of Craft and Design
at Millsaps College in Jackson. The school was an alternate
program which ran in tandem with the art department and featured
professional seminars, speakers and international guest artists.
He retired from the Guild in 1987 due to health issues. In 1996,
First Lady Pat Fordice presented him the Governor's Award for
Art Partnership. Dan was also an avid gardener who combined
his biology background with his artistic talent. His garden,
on 25 acres of part of a former plantation and the log cabin
where he lived adjacent the plantation house, was featured in
a 1994 book, Secret Gardens Revealed by Their Owners
by Rosemary Verey, an adviser to the British Royal Family. After
27 years building the secret garden, Dan was forced to leave
his home and gardens for a city apartment complex. The move
was captured by Kathryn Rodenmeyer in the documentary film,
who lives in Madison County, MS. Her first photography book,
Victorian Houses of Mississippi, was published
in October 2005 by University Press of Mississippi. Her second
book, Historic Churches of Mississippi,
was published in June 2007.
collage artist who cuts and pastes colored paper to create illustrations
for her ten books, also creator of unique jewelry (pins and
Photographer of Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, Beth Henley, master
printer 911 Gallery owner.
Columbus, MS, In 2003, Pates relocated his studio from Britain
to rural Mississippi. He spent his first six months painting
the transition from autumn to winter to spring in a local slough.
When the lushness of late spring had completely taken over,
he moved back to his former, and more open, view in the shade
of the Old Bridge by the Tombigbee River. In this period of
time he has delighted Mississippi art lovers with solo exhibitions
at Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women,
and Twenty Minutes of Light at Gallery 119 in the capitol city
of Jackson, invited to represent the state of contemporary arts
in Mississippi in the 2005 Mississippi Museum of Art’s
Lucy Phillips won the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Prize from the
Yogen School of Suibokuga in Tokyo and is the first foreigner
to be awarded a prize in this national exhibition sponsored
by the Japanese Ministry of Education among others. Her winning
monochrome brush painting Mississippi Marsh is on display
at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. The Anniversary Prize is awarded
at five year intervals for technical originality. Phillips lives
Lallah Miles Perry 1926-2008
Perry was the 2008 winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence
in the Arts for Artistic Achievement. Born in 1926, she began
studying art in Starkville, Mississippi, at the age of fifteen.
She enrolled in Auburn College to study art and was married
a year later, receiving a degree in commercial art in March
1956, her work was selected for the “First Mid-South Exhibition
of Painting” at the Brooks Memorial Gallery in Memphis,
Tennessee, and her work was chosen for inclusion for the following
ten years. Her work was also chosen for the “Second Delta
Art Annual” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock,
Arkansas, in 1959. Her paintings have been exhibited from New
York to New Orleans, and her work has hung in the National Watercolor
Exhibition at the Smithsonian, as well as in the American Embassy
in Rabat, Morocco.
Perry taught in the Choctaw School System, at Delta State University,
and at Meridian Community College. In 1963 when a fire burned
Allison's Wells Arts Colony, Perry is credited with keeping
the colony alive. Perry became the first Director of the Mississippi
Art Colony, which, with the aid of the Mississippi Library Commission,
started the the Colony Traveling Exhibit, which continues today
to be been hung in small town libraries, hotels, schools, and
restaurants throughout Mississippi. An artist and educator for
many years, she died at the age of 81 in October 2008 and was
buried in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Mary Anderson Pickard
Eldest daughter of famed artist Walter Anderson, she lives
in Ocean Springs, MS, and wrote essays in Form and
Fantasy: The Block Prints of Walter Anderson,
which features full-color and black-and-white reproductions
of over 250 of the artist's prints.
Co-editor of the book is Patricia Pinson, curator of the Walter
Anderson Museum of Art, with a chronology by Christopher Maurer,
author of Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life
of Walter Anderson (University Press of Mississippi).
NPR story on A Family of Artists Picks Up the Pieces
by Debbie Elliott and photo of Mary Anderson Pickard by Tracy
From Baldwin, Mississippi, said by some to be one of greatest
folk wood carvers in American history.
Jackson-based artist of pottery , ceramics studio, on NBC's
Today, business specializing in hand-painted dinnerware and
home accessories, illustrator for Catherine Carter's book Anna's
Choice (2005, Quail Ridge Press)
Artist born and raised in Jackson, now living in
H. C. Porter
Jackson, MS, born 1963, painter and photographer, creates serigraphs
by creating hand-painted
film positives representing each color, owns and exhibits at
Creative Spirit Studio, Art Director and master printer for
sports artist Rick Rush. Limited Edition serigraphs for NBC
Sports, Wimbledon, Churchill Downs, and the NFL. Her recent
exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art entitled Backyards
& Beyond: Mississippians and Their Stories - the first year
after Katrina, ran from March 8, 2008 to June
8, 2008. Porter's interactive, multimedia
experience includes painted portraits paired with live field
recordings, floor installations, video, and a book. Porter has
teamed up with fellow Mississippian Ellis Anderson to provide
cover art for Anderson's book, Under Surge,
Youngest artist of the gallery of The South's
show entitled QuARTet. QuARTet exhibition, a 2003 graduate
of Mississippi College, Quarterman has traveled in Europe and
Asia, drawing inspiration from different cultures and the arts
that influence those cultures. Utilizing elements of post-impressionism,
Oriental art, and expressionism, and the influence of different
Southern artists, Quarterman has created a timeless sort of
art, one that is both retro and modern, connecting with different
viewers at different levels. Chase received his B.S. degree
in Graphic Design from Mississippi College in 2003 and his M.A.
degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin
in 2006. A semester in London and travels in China, Taiwan,
and Mexico have greatly influenced his style and approach to
painting. Chase works in oils, acrylics, gouache colors, India
ink and woodcuts. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, with
his wife, Bonnie. Quarterman’s mentor is Clinton’s
Show called God's Graces and Special Places, does
watercolor/prismacolor pencil, of houses, schools, churches,
art instructor at Mississippi College.
is a political cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger
in Jackson, has been nominated for five Pulitzer prizes and
was a finalist in 2002. He has also appeared in USA
Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World
Report, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers.
In college he won the top prize for collegiate cartoonists (The
John Locher Memorial Award), has been featured in Editor
and Publisher magazine. He is syndicated nationally by
Copley News Service. His cartoons appear in Marshall
Ramsey's Greatest Hits.
Photographer, exhibit at University of Southern Mississippi
Museum of Art in Hattiesburg called "Freedom Summer: The
Photographs of Herbert Randall"
Exhibited in Crossing: Five Paths, modern-day African-American
Gulfport, MS, ceramic artist, wife of artist Jeff Schmuki,
chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005) at Mississippi
Museum of Art, born and raised in Miami, Florida. Originally
a painter, Renninger was part of the Movimiento Artistico del
Rio Salado (MARS) Artspace in Phoenix, Arizona from 1995-2000.
While there, she teamed up with fellow artist and ceramist Jeff
Schmuki, who introduced her to clay. Since then she has worked
in that medium, creating ceramic-based installations. Her work
has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York,
the Mississippi Museum of Art, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia,
among other venues. Renninger was a recipient of a 2003 Mississippi
Arts Commission Fellowship Award. In 2013 she received the Mississippi
Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Visual Arts.
Jackson glass artist , works on display at the Mississippi
Museum of Art, November, 2002
Jack Robinson, Jr.
Photographer, born in Meridian and grew up in Clarksdale, for
more information go to this web site. Born September 18, 1928,
he died in November 1997.
Lynn Green Root
Died in 2001 at age 46, daughter of Jackson artist Myra Hamilton
Green and Josh
Green. Painted mural at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar and
portrait of Thalia Mara in Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. A book
celebrating Lynn and her mother Myra Green, has been published
entitled Breathing Art: The Lives and Art of Myra
Hamilton Green and Lynn Green Root. The double
biography, with text by historian and author Patti Carr Black
and 80 reproductions of paintings plus family pictures, features
a choice of two covers, one by each artist.
Gulfport, MS, ceramics, husband of ceramic artist Lee Renninger,
hand-built, laminated and compressed sculptural objects, site
responsive installations and clay drawings represent the Mississippi
landscape, chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005)
at Mississippi Museum of Art,
Martha Butcher Skelton
A renowned quilter whose work has been displayed in the Smithsonian
and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. She died at
89. She was a founding member of the state quilting organization
and had sewn more than 200 quilts since age 15. Born in West
Virginia, she moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Vicksburg in 1947.
Bovina artist, featured in Karekin Geokjian's book,
Light of the Spirit: Portraits of
Southern Outsider Artists.
Joey Kim Sessums, Dr.
Sculptor, Brookhaven OB-GYN, born in Forest, MS, did bust of
Eudora Welty at MUW. He also created a life-sized bronze bust
of Dr. Wiser for the Winfield Wiser Hospital. Sessums is a physician
and one of Wiser's former students.
Ceramic artist, Rankin County
Photographer, owner of Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, uses pinhole
cameras, toning, hand tinting , double exposures, etc.
Master quilter whose home is Vicksburg. Skelton
was born in West Virginia and grew up in Oklahoma. She became
a school librarian while her children were growing up. Her quilting
developed into an art, and she completed more than two
hundred quilts. Skelton was selected twice to participate in
the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival. She helped
establish the quilting program for the Mississippi State Fair
and taught in almost every Mississippi county. Two of her quilts
are a part of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society's
permanent collection, and her quilts are also included in the
Mountain Mist quilt collection and the Mississippi Department
of Archives and History collection. Her life
has been documented in a book by quilt scholar Mary Elizabeth
Brandon, MS, Member of the Jackson-based Brecon Arts group
. A recent graduate of University of Southern Mississippi, Speaks
has been a working professionally as a graphic artist for more
than six years, and has been active in the fine arts for three.
Speaks enjoys painting landscapes and still life works, but
lately he has done more abstract and figurative expressionistic
art. He uses various shapes, colors, and textures to create
designs that are unique and are immediately recognizable as
his own. His has a deeply rooted interest in portraying Southern
culture and uses it as a source of inspiration.
Photographer, Did Native Soil: Images of the South
with Ellen Douglas.
Christopher Inglis Stebly
Son of Mary Anderson Pickard, Walter Anderson's first born
and first daughter, born in 1967 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi,
where he still lives. He decorates pottery at his family's business,
Shearwater Pottery. He formally trained for one year at New
Orleans Academy of Fine Arts under Auseklis Ozols (the founder),
in 1991. but he has been painting on his own ever since. His
paintings are for sale at the Walter Anderson Museum.
Pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist Nevada
Tracy H. Sugg
Pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist
Nevada Barr, Bronze sculptor, originally from New Mexico, now
resides in Jackson and has exhibited across the country, most
notably in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Building in Washington,
DC. She sculpted the monument to Congressman “Sonny”
Montgomery on the MSU campus, and the “General Kosciusko”
monument for the town of Kosciusko, along with numerous other
pieces across the state in public and private collections.
Sarah Mary Taylor
Folk artist and quilter, now in her eighties, quilts have figures
and animals, Left Hand, drawings.
Wynn "Matsy" Richards Taylor
Born 1889 in Greenville, playhouse named for her, first woman
judge of Miss America pageant in 1948, Died in 1960, was fashion
photograher for Vogue magazine early
in career, love of gardening led her to form Greenville Garden
Club (the first in the State), became involved in theater and
helped form Twin Cities Theater Guild, premier female fashion
photograher of the 1930's,
Gulfport, paints in watercolor, oil and egg tempera scenes
of and around Mississippi, self taught artist, work sold
at Brown's Gallery since the early 1970's, born in Lincoln
James "Son" Thomas
Born 1926, he is best known as a blues singer who was rediscovered
by William Ferris in 1967. His other interest was sculpture
which was made from clay he collected from banks of the nearby
Yazoo River. He enjoyed creating animal forms. He also enjoyed
making trucks from the clay, which earned him the nickname "Ford."
Once he decided to play a joke on his grandfather, who had a
deep fear of the paranormal. Son shaped a skull, complete with
teeth made out of corn, and placed it in a dark location that
would become fully lit when his grandfather turned on a light.
The effect was terrifying, and Son went go on to shape these
skulls the rest of his life, often using actual teeth that he
would collect from local dentists. His clay art alone would
have made Thomas's career as a folk artist. Many galleries,
including those in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.,
have held shows displaying his work. In 1981 the Corcoran Gallery
in Washington, D.C., held an exhibit displaying the folk art
of the American South, and the sculptures of James Thomas were
a prominent feature of the show. Then First Lady Nancy Reagan
attended the show, and Son had his photo taken with her. As
a result of this encounter, Son was asked to perform at a Republican
Party fundraiser in Mississippi in 1983 which featured President
Ronald Reagan as the keynote speaker. Son Thomas was paid $100
for his appearance.
In his later years Son Thomas was accompanied by Swiss harmonica
player Walter Liniger. Thomas was recorded by several small
record labels but is probably best known for his album Gateway
to the Delta which was recorded by Rust College
in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Son Thomas appeared in the films
Delta Blues Singer: James "Sonny Ford" Thomas
in 1970 and Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi
Delta Bluesmen in 1975, plus the short Mississippi
Delta Blues in 1974. Thomas died on June 26, 1993, in Greenville,
Mississippi, and is buried in Leland.
Artist in wood from Batesville, Mississippi; a member of the
Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi, has been featured on PBS.
Photo right: Wooden bowls by
Thomas of Batesville.
Born and lived near Starkville, MS, until he was 36 years old.
Before relocating to Florence, AL, he served as head of the Art
and Photography Department of the Mississippi Agricultural and
Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University for
seven years. He was enrolled in the graphic arts program at Mississippi
State University. Thompson was an architectural and commercial
illustrator for more than 30 years before he began to paint oil
landscapes in 2002. He now concentrates on painting pastoral landscapes
that include horses, figures, and architecture. Thompson's paintings
have been featured in American Art Collector; Southwest Art, Horses
in Art; Hills and Hamlets; Greater Nashville House, Home, and
Garden; The Tennessean, Brentwood Life, and other publications.
A web site, The Judge's Choice, selected Thompson to be its featured
artist during July 2009. Thompson's artwork was recently juried
into the 14th Annual 2009 Fine Art in Brentwood (TN) Show and
Sale. He was named one of ten featured artists to participate
in the Gadsden (AL) Museum of Art's Southeastern Plein Air Festival
in 2009. During 2007/09 he was invited to conduct five solo exhibitions
by organizations in Birmingham and Guntersville, AL; Starkville,
MS (the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and Chamber
of Commerce exhibited his oil paintings), and Memphis and Nashville,
TN. Thompson has studied with some of the nation’s premier
painters including Kevin Macpherson (in Canada), Ken Auster, Kenn
Backhaus, Roger Dale Brown, Scott Christensen, Ned Mueller, Michael
Shane Neal, and Dawn Whitelaw. In October 2009, he will participate
in the Alabama Plein Air Workshop, under the direction of California
painter, Elio Camacho.
The artist now lives in Florence, AL. Traveling to Arizona,
Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island,Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as
Canada and Europe, has afforded the artist a wide array of subject
Before changing to the oil painting arena, Thompson, with his
two daughters, produced composite, architectural-style drawings
of more than 350 towns across 12 states (including Mississippi).
These drawings provided civic organizations with fund-raising
projects, grossing more than $2 million in proceeds for those
George T. Thurmond
landscape painter from Starkville, born in 1949 in Hollandale,
graduated from Delta State in 1968. Thurmond book His book Nature
and Light: A Personal View explains his view of
light and painting. A devoted adherent of Plein-air, he made
the pilgrimage to Provincetown, Mass in 1969, 1970, 1971, and
1973 to confront the teachings firsthand, MSU 2004 Art Exhibition
Show featured George T. Thurmond Color Studies: Light
Keys in the Landscape, at The Gallery in McComas Hall,
October 4, 2004.
Kevin L. Turner
Gautier, MS, $5000 Artist Fellowship-Visual from Mississippi
Oxford, MS, Paints contemporary commonplace items such as home
canned as well as store-bought jars of vegetables, fruit, jellies;
toys; fireworks; candies; marbles transforms them and creates
photorealistic works from them. Tutor is able to create a sort
of three-dimensional representation of these common items, making
the items jump off the canvas at the viewer, and turning the
common into something unique.
workshops in Rolling Fork, MS. and, Vicksburg Culture Center.
Has won Eastern Regional Show with Oil Painters of America Richeson75/Still
Life for 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation in NY; Mississippi Arts
Commission, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and other.
Painter, attended Hinds Junior
College and studied with Louis Walsh and Katherine Denton where
he won honors as the school's most outstanding art student.
Later, attending Mississippi College, he studied with Dr. Sam
Gore and received the Bellaman Award for the most creative art
student. He later earned a Master's Degree from Mississippi
College. Over the past 35 years Walters has had numerous one
man shows. He has also taught art for Mississippi College, Mississippi
State University, Hinds Community College, Belhaven College,
and many workshops on painting. In 1993, he was honored as the
Art Alumnus of the Year for Mississippi College. He is represented
in many public and private collections throughout the United
States and has been featured in Mississippi
Magazine, Delta Magazine,
The Clarion-Ledger, Scope,
and others. His book Delta Dreamin'
was released in September 2008 with a foreword by Samuel Gore.
Lives in Gulfport, MS., earned in 1965 an M.F.A.
in painting and drawing at California College of Arts and Crafts,
Oakland, CA. Received a B.S. in painting from the University
of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. in 1961. In 1977 he
was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Research Grant, University
of CA at La Jolla, CA, Center for Music Experiment. Artist in
the Schools (grant). Designed music/art curriculum for preschool
programs. Taught master classes to preschool staff, Sonoma County,
CA. 1965 Lytton Award in painting - $1000. Oakland, CA.,His
one man shows from 1965 to the present include Schramn Art Gallery,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Biloxi Art Gallery, Biloxi, MS, Palo Alto,
CA, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, Santa Rosa Jr. .College, Santa
Painter, watercolorist, also plays guitar and writes
music for the musical group called Waters Edge. Born in
Brookhaven, Mississippi, in 1955, Waters attended Mississippi
College, where he won the Bellman award for painting and
received both his bachelor's and master's degrees. Waters,
who now lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife Vicki
and their daughter Crimson, He has taught part-time at
both MC and Millsaps College. Waters initially gained
attention in the 1980's by painting famous Jackson landmarks.
An impressionist style artist, Waters paints familiar
people, places and things outside on location, occasionally
with other Clinton and Jackson artists. Waters's works
have been exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art,
the Municipal Art Gallery, the Meridian Museum of Art,
Gulf/South Galleries in McComb and Bryant Galleries in
both Jackson and New Orleans. His works have been featured
in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor 87, and Mississippi
Magazine. He is a past vice president and signature member
of the Mississippi Watercolor Society.
His books Another Coat of Paint: An Artist's
View of Jackson, Mississippi;
Christmas Stories from Mississippi' and Southern Palate
(cookbook illustrated by Waters) are available at local
bookstores. Other works include Christmas
in the South, A Very Southern Christmas,
and An Oxford Sketchbook. A
watercolor exhibition by Mississippi College alumnus Wyatt
Waters ran Mar. 2 to Mar. 31,2002 in the Samuel Marshall
Gore Art Gallery. Winner of Mississippi Governor's Award
for Excellence in the Arts in 2010.
Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs
Sculptor who three years ago took up sculpting full time.
Sculptor Ben Watts and his work of Walter Payton. He has
won numerous awards in these years and has just completed
a large commission piece of Walter Payton (see photo right)
for Columbia High School. His piece named "Ptocowa"
of a wounded Indian with a maiden pouring water on him
is now on the Mississippi Governor's desk. Tocawa means
"healing Waters". Tocowa, Mississippi, is a
spring south of Batesville where former Mississippi Gov.
Ronnie Musgrove grew up.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, now lives in Santa Rosa Beach,
FL where his gallery Weatherall Fine Art and his studio are
located. He received his B.F.A. at the University of Mississippi
and continued his studies at Bradley University in Peoria, IL
where he earned an M.F.A. in painting. Weatherall’s work
has been widely exhibited in major shows throughout the U.S.
His work was included in the national publication "New
American Paintings," Southern Edition, in 2005. His resume
includes a number of exhibits/lectures at notable institutes
and galleries such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida;
Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida; Gallery 10, Washington,
D.C.; Elizabeth Rice Fine Art, Sarasota, Florida; Allyn Gallup
Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Florida; Grounds for Sculpture,
Hamilton, New Jersey; River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; Hutton
and Meredith, Atlanta, Georgia and the Pittsburgh Center for
the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Weatherall’s work hangs in such permanent collections
as the Bluff View Art District in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Hampton
Inn downtown New Orleans, The TDC in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and
numerous private collections. In 2002 he was commissioned to
design the Lifetime Achievement Award for the International
Sculpture Center. This award is presented in New York City to
sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field
of sculpture. Weatherall and his family reside in Santa Rosa
Beach, FL where he keeps his studio and gallery. For additional
information, visit www.weatherallfineart.com.
Miriam Wilson Weems
Born in Greenwood on November 24, 194, died August 20, 2011,
in Jackson. Weems earned her first degree (BA in French) from
Ole Miss in 1963. In 1986 she earned a second (BFA in art),
studying with Jere Allen. She established herself well in private,
public, and corporate art venues.
Weems was a prolific painter, drawing on her travels and Mississippi.
Her art was sold in Jackson at the Organizers store, an arrangement
established many years ago when she was beginning her career.
That association was very productive and gave her work a broader
audience than might be associated with a private art gallery
Among Weems' private collectors are President and Mrs. George
H.W. Bush, Senator and Mrs. Thad Cochran, Congressman and Mrs.
Chip Pickering and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Manning. The University
of Mississippi Dental School, Medical Center and J.D. Williams
Library, as well as the Mississippi Museum of Art and other
public collections hold her art. Corporations that have collected
Weems' art include L&M Restaurant, Oxford; Dogan & Wilkinson,
Jackson; and Jones, Funderburg & Sessums, Jackson.
and world-famous author. Born in Jackson, Mississippi.
Click on highlighted name for information about her life
Photgrapher, winner of 2013 Mississippi Institute of Arts and
Letters Award for Photography.
Works in the fields of fine art and commercial art, work appears
in both corporate and private collections all over the country,
respected art juror and lecturer, has done storyboarding for
the film industry, paints private portrait commissions, continues
gallery work, and commercial illustration, received a Bacholor
of Arts degree from Belhaven University has created characters
(Pippin, Maxx, and Dorf) to go along with stories he writes--
first book, Dorf's Art Lesson, was
published by Portrait Brokers of America to benefit Childrens'
Harbor, The Fib: A Wordy Tale is his
second book, currently working on his third book, oversees the
visual aspects of Pippin & Maxx Arts and Entertainment as
creative director, based in Fondren, MS.
Artist based in Jackson, Mississippi, who runs Wolfe Studio.
She is Mildred Nungester Wolfe's daughter and editor of book
of her mother's art. The Wolfe Studio received the Governor's
Award in 2009 for Artistic Excellence in the Visual Arts.
Karl Wolfe 1904-1904
Karl Wolfe was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He married
Mildred Nungester Wolfe. More information is available at <http://www.thewolfestudio.com/history/karl.html>
Mildred Nungester Wolfe 1912-2009
One of Mississippi's most prominent artists. Her portrait of
Eudora Welty hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,
D.C., her paintings and sculptures are included in the collections
of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Millsaps College, Montgomery
Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. Wolfe worked in
oils, watercolors, ceramics, prints, and stained glass for over
seventy years. She blends impressionism with postimpressionism,
and her technique was influenced by the effects of light on
her subjects. The Wolfe Studio was the recipient of the Mississippi
Governor's Award in 2009 for Artistic Excellence in the Visual
Arts. The award was accepted by her daughter Elizabeth.
Andrew Carey Young
Stained glass artist and winner of 2002 Governor's Artist's
Achievement Award, owner of Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson,
which he established in 1975. He has studied with German glass
artists and a Russian master iconographer. He has also designed
stained glass for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison
and St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport.
D. C. Young
Photo by Barb Gauntt, Clarion-Ledger
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