O. L. "Geech" Samuels

Name
O. L. "Geech" Samuels
Also Known as
O. L. Samuels
Ossie Lee Samuels
born Wilcox County, GA 1931-died Tallahassee, FL 2017
Active in
  • Moultrie, Georgia
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

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)

Works by This Artist

Dog

1995
carved and painted wood, glass, and glitter