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Classic Southern Artists
Sep 02/16

Classic Southern Artists Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) Natchitoches, LA

The granddaughter of a slave, Folk Artist Clementine Hunter is the first African-American to have a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art.


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Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965) New Orleans, LA
Walter Anderson’s block prints, watercolors, and ceramics have become iconic representations of the Gulf Coast and an integral part of the Arts and Crafts and American Contemporary Art movements.


Jasper Johns (1930 - ) Augusta, GA
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Pop Artist Jasper Johns’ subject matter usually includes images and objects from popular culture, oftentimes infused with ironies and/or contradictions.


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Romare Bearden (1911-1988) Charlotte, NC

Modernist African American artist Romare Bearden’s work depicts the African American life of his time in collages, cartoons, and oils.
Sources "Looking for Clementine Hunter's Louisiana", New York Times, 16 June 2013
Photos from 
www.jasper-johns.org, www.louisianafolklife.org, www.lsumoa.org, www.beardenfoundation.org


By Paula Martin
Paula Martin was born and raised in Arkansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. She is a writer, teacher, mom, barefoot trail runner, martial artist, and free-thinker always packed and ready for the next adventure. 



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