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SELF–TAUGHT ARTISTS

A collection of Southern art must include the work of self-taught, oursider, and visionary artists. While self-taught artists have worked in the South throughout its history, their work has garnered much attention in the past fifty years, due in part to an increased understanding and recognition that this type of art is as valid a mode of visual expression as fine art from academically trained artists. The Morris Museum holds a strong collection of work by contemporary Southern self-taught artists.

Highlights (Click on an image for object details)
"Ark of the Covenent" by Minnie Evans
Ark of the Covenant
By Minnie Evans
1966
"Elvis-at-3" by Howard Finster
Elvis-at-3
By Howard Finster
1994
"Figures and Construction" by Bill Traylor
Figures and Construction
By Bill Traylor
1941–42
"Haint in Woods" by Nellie Mae Rowe
Haint in Woods
By Nellie Mae Rowe
1981
"The Ice Cream Man" by Margaret Ramsey
The Ice Cream Man
By Margaret Ramsey
1982
"This is the Andrews Family (Andrews Family Tree" by George Andrews
This Is the Andrews Family (Andrews Family Tree)
By George Andrews
1991
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Sunday: Noon–5:00 p.m. • Closed Mondays and major holidays
Visit the Morris at 1 Tenth Street • Augusta, Georgia 30901 • p. 706-724-7501 • f. 706-724-7612

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