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The Passing of Willie Tarver, folk artist

The Passing of Willie Tarver, folk artist

To whom it may concern: Mr. Tarver passed away peacefully this past weekend in his home.  The cause was lung cancer which Miss Mae thought was brought on by his smoking but also by the fumes from the welding torch. There is still a large…

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Annie Wellborn 1928-2010

Annie Wellborn 1928-2010

(photos courtesy of Ted Oliver, Oliver’s Folk Art) It has been a hard month for folk art. Annie Geraldine Wellborn, one of the most well-known folk artists in Georgia, died early this morning at her home near Statham. Wellborn, who would have turned 82 next…

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Losing another folk art heavyweight…Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010)

Losing another folk art heavyweight…Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010)

“I paint what I see, I paint the problems of the world.” “When I was in my cell one night, I woke up and angels came to me and I told ’em, you know, hey man this is not my life — and they said…

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Myrtice West 1923-2010

Myrtice West 1923-2010

We received word that Myrtice West passed away this morning at 5:10 am in her home in Centre, Alabama. Myrtice met all of life’s trials with strength, energy, and joy. We know she had absolutely no fear of death, rather she welcomed it. Her faith…

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Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

A memorial celebration for Springfield artist and performer Robert E. Smith will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park. The memorial will include remembrances by friends and family, a…

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Woodie Long 1942-2009

Woodie Long 1942-2009

October 13, 2009 5:32 AM Staff Reports Daily News SANTA ROSA BEACH – Local folk artist Woodie Long died Monday night. He would have turned 67 on Oct. 19. When Long first picked up a paintbrush in 1987, he was 45 years old and had…

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Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Akron artist Alfred McMoore dies; cried for people he never met By Jim CarneyBeacon Journal staff writer POSTED: 07:48 p.m. EDT, Sep 28, 2009 This April 23, 2000 photo of Alfred McMoore shows the artist, who typically wore suits, with some of his work in…

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Kathy Ruth Neal, self taught wood carver, 1945-2009

Kathy Ruth Neal, self taught wood carver, 1945-2009

(3 pieces  of Kathy Ruth’s work will on display at the Belger Gallery show “Rare Visions, Detour Art” opening March 6, 2009) (from the Kansas City Star obituaries) Kathy Ruth Neal died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, of leukemia. She was at home with her…

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Rev. Seymour Perkins, self-taught artist, 1931-2009

Rev. Seymour Perkins, self-taught artist, 1931-2009

(all photos ©2008-9 Kelly Ludwig, Detour Art, all right reserved) (On May 10, 2004, I visited Rev. Perkins with the guys from Rare Visions and Hank Lee, owner of San Angel Folk Art in San Antonio, the photos are from that day.) from the San…

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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