Ossie Lee "Geech" Samuels left home at the age of eight and worked in New York City before returning to the South in 1960. In 1982, while working as a tree surgeon in Georgia, Samuels was injured by a falling tree.
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Cornelis Ruhtenberg studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Berlin from 1941 until 1946 and two years later immigrated to the United States. Ruhtenberg is primarily a painter of figures, but she explores neither psychological insight nor the appearance of her subjects.
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.
Ana Mendieta was a sculptor, and a performance and conceptual artist. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States in 1961, when many Cubans were fleeing Fidel Castro's regime. Mendieta and her sisters were raised in different orphanages and foster homes in Iowa.
Born in New York City, 1944. Lives in San Anselmo, California. Connor has taught at San Francisco Art Institute since 1969. She has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1976 and 1981) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979.