Saturday, May 1, 2010
Mattie Lou O'Kelley didn't start painting until she was 60. This self-taught Georgia artist was quite prolific until her passing at age 89 in 1997. Read her obituary in The New York Times.
She also wrote poetry, which was as homely as her canvases:
"Now my one room house has only me,
I never roam,
No lessons have I. But I paint
And stay at home."
Images from my book: Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Folk Artist
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