George Williams

1911 - 1997 (Mississippi, USA)

Country-born and city-raised manual labourer and logger, whose carved Luck Head talismans emerged into a figurative population of sharp-suited businessmen and buxom high-cheeked ladies. An early sky-blue suited husband and wife are featured in the show and are typical of his oeuvre.

Collections: Smithsonian Museum (D.C.); Rosenak Collection (Florida).
Exhibitions: Black Folk Art in America (1984), Corcoran Gallery (D.C.); Passionate Visions (1993), NOMA (New Orleans).
Publications: Passionate Visions (1993), AR Yelen.