Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Work from the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans
I will post several sections showing much of the collection from the Ogden Museum in the next few days while in New Orleans.  This is the first section.
As you will notice the styles, media, and time period will vary greatly, the common factor being the origin of the artists being the South.

Linda Benglis                                    Minerva  1986             photo by Elizabeth Gordon

Frederick Brown  1945-2012
Lionel Hampton, Listening, Watching and Grooving with the Band

The bio for Minnie said she started painting at age 43 when she heard a voice from God saying, "Paint or Die".  She was influenced by the African American traditions of family, story telling and religion she began to make a vocabulary of images.  The Whitney museum held a retrospective of her work in 1975.

Minnie Evens  1892-1987

Photo by Elizabeth Gordon
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