Let's go see Mother Wilkerson's Farm

Volume 2

by Earnest Hooks



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781477276082
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781438950723

About the Book

Th is book is published in honor of Mrs. Lizzie Wilkerson, artist, who was born in 1900 in a rural community of Newton County, Georgia, USA. She was the youngest of 21 children, although she was childless. In 1919, she married Dewey Wilkerson a local friend, laborer/mechanic, and moved to Atlanta. In 1978, her brilliant and unique talent was discovered through a Georgia State University community outreach program, headed by Jean Ellen Jones, Professor Emeritus of Art. Following three successful, separate shows in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mrs. Wilkerson’s artwork hangs in the most prestigious museums of the United State. “Animal Parade” is in the permanent collection at the Museum of American Folk Art, New York, New York; “Covington Country Plantation” hangs in the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. and “Pink Angel” is in the permanent collection at Atlanta High Museum of Art. Mrs. Wilkerson died in 1984 at the age of 84, following a brief illness. During the last survey, owners of her art have refused all requests from buyers regardless of the amounts.

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