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.
George Williams
Clinton, Louisiana
born Clinton, LA 1910-died 1997
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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).

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