George Williams

Originally photographed by Chuck Rosenak. Image is courtesy of the Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, 1990-1999, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Name
George Williams
Born
Clinton, Louisiana 1910
Died
1997
Active in
  • Fayette, Mississippi
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

George Williams grew up on a farm in Amity County, Mississippi. He helped on the farm until he was fourteen, then worked in a variety of jobs including road building, logging, and gandy dancing (working on the railroad). He started carving while working at a lumberyard and continued in his free time, making figures, animals, and "hoodoo" heads (Alice Rae Yelen, Passionate Visions of the American South, 1993).

Works by This Artist

ca. 1990
carved and painted wood
ca. 1990
carved and painted wood