Edmondson, William

Edmondson, William

(?1882–1951) sculptor; born in Nashville, Tenn. Born of former slaves, he picked cotton, worked at railroad shops and as a janitor (1908–31), began sculpting in limestone (c. 1931), and lived in Nashville. Noted for his modern-primitive art, he specialized in worldly and religious works, as in Mary and Martha (1938).
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Exhibiting Artists: William Dawson, William Edmondson, William Hawkins, Mr Imagination/Gregory Warmack, Frank Jones, David Philpot, Simon Sparrow, Stick Dog Bob, Bill Traylor, Joseph Yoakum.
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