O. L. Geech” Samuels

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.
O. L. "Geech" Samuels
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O. L. Samuels
Ossie Lee Samuels
Wilcox County, Georgia
Tallahassee, Florida
born Wilcox County, GA 1931-died Tallahassee, FL 2017
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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. He fell into a deep depression after the accident but found that carving helped ease the pain. (Betty-Carol Sellen, Self Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art, 2000)

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