Leroy Almon

1938 - 1997 (Georgia, USA)

One-time apprentice to Ohio master carver, Elijah Pierce, whose graphic paintings and bas-reliefs were known for a Black biblical narrative and devout sense of spiritual enlightenment. The show features several of his painted works, alongside a rare copy of his wooden illustrated bible.

Collections: High Museum (Atlanta); Smithsonian Museum (Washington DC).
Exhibitions: Living Legacies (2021), Toledo Museum of Art; In the Presence of Our Ancestors (2020), Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Publications: Souls Grown Deep (2000), P & W Arnett; Passionate Visions (1993), AR Yelen.