O. L. "Geech" Samuels

O. L. "Geech" Samuels
Also Known as
O. L. Samuels
Ossie Lee Samuels
Wilcox County, Georgia 1931
Tallahassee, Florida 2017
Active in
  • Moultrie, Georgia
U.S. States
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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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