Selected works of seven self taught Black American folk artists works are on display at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery now through October 3, 2011. Those artists, each of them self taught, are Sam Doyle, Purvis Young, Herbert Singleton, Roy Ferdinand, Charlie Lucas, Sulton Rogers and O. L. Samuels. Most of these artists have pieces which are part of the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The pieces on display are from the collection of Gordon W. Bailey. The show presents a chance to see these southern artists’ work up close and personal without having to travel to Washington, D.C.
More information about each artist can be found on the links below.
Sam Doyle (1906-1985) South Carolina
Purvis Young (1943-2010) Florida
Herbert Singleton (1945-2007) Louisiana
Roy Ferdinand (1959-2004) Louisiana
Charlie Lucas (b. 1951) Alabama
Sulton Rogers (1922-2003) Mississippi
O. L. Samuels (b. 1931) FloridaLa Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027
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