Born in Tennessee, lives in New York City. Artist whose fanciful, often humorous creations include films, happenings, assemblages, portraits, and life-sized "environments" made of various materials.
A self-taught miniaturist, John Wood Dodge developed considerable talent in a short period of time. Due to frail health, he moved from New York City to the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee, where he bought land and cultivated orchards.
John Jordan worked in the computer business for several years before teaching himself to turn wood. He uses green and often salvaged wood for his turnings and highlights each piece's specific color, shape, and characteristics.
- Tennessee native William Edmondson held a number of jobs, including janitor, fireman, and hospital orderly, before he experienced a holy vision that inspired him to begin carving.
Earl Pardon was instrumental in the development of the contemporary studio jewelry movement in America following World War II.
Painter. Shortly after the artist was born, his family left Tennessee and settled in Connecticut.
Robert Loftin Newman read a great deal about art as a young man, and even wrote to the painter Asher B. Durand asking to become his pupil. The older artist never replied, but Newman continued to teach himself by copying prints and painting portraits.