Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists

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This volume features photographs and biographies of twenty-one acclaimed self-taught artists from four states in the American South. Each artist is shown here in a portrait with examples of his work. Most create and paint three-dimensional objects of wood, metal, found materials, clay, or cement - whirligigs, animals, religious subjects, portrait sculptures. Many, especially Finster, Ruth, Rice, Hall, and Simpson, also decorate their houses and yards with their art and create fantastical sculpture gardens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578060252
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Series: Folk Art and Artists Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The Art of Karekin Goekjian 6
Authentic Voices, Stammered Words 10
Benny Carter 18
Thornton Dial, Sr 24
Burgess Dulaney 32
Howard Finster 38
Dilmus Hall 48
Lonnie Holley 54
James Harold Jennings 60
Clyde Jones 64
Ronald Lockett 68
Peter Loose 72
R. A. Miller 76
A. J. Mohammed 80
W. C. Rice 84
Harold Rittenberry, Jr. 88
Sulton Rogers 92
Reverend John D. Ruth 96
Earl Simmons 102
Vollis Simpson 104
Jimmy Lee Suddeth 108
Willie Tarver 112
Mose Tolliver 118
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