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Leroy Almon, Sr.

Also Known as: Leroy Almon

Born:
Tallapoosa, Georgia 1938

Died:
Tallapoosa, Georgia 1997

Biography

This nondenominational evangelical preacher from Tallapoosa, Georgia, began carving his inspirational interpretations of spiritual and contemporary secular themes during an apprenticeship with Elijah Pierce, a well-known African American lay minister and wood carver in Columbus, Ohio.

Lynda Hartigan Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999)