Art in Mississippi: 1720–1980
Published in 1998, Art in Mississippi is an engaging examination of the region’s most significant artists from pre-statehood days through modern times. This oversize volume features nationally acclaimed native Mississippians—Walter Anderson, William Dunlap, Sam Gilliam, Theora Hamblett, William Hollingsworth, Jr., John McCrady, George Ohr, Karl Wolfe, Mildred Nungester Wolfe, and many others—as well as those who lived or worked in the state for a significant period of time—artists such as John James Audubon and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Art in Mississippi focuses on several hundred significant artists and showcases in full color the work of more than two hundred.
Author Patti Carr Black is the former director of the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, where she curated the first public exhibitions of work by major Mississippi artists such as Walter Anderson and George Ohr. Her lifetime devotion to the arts and three years of intensive research for this volume are reflected in the book’s incisive yet far-ranging narrative.
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