Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris - Shawhan, Dorothy Sample, and Black, Patti Carr (Contributions by), and Rankin, Tom (Contributions by)
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Raised in West Virginia, self-taught artist Carolyn Norris (b. 1948) moved as a young woman of twenty-one to Cleveland, Mississippi, a quintessential Delta railroad town on the famous blues Highway 61. To create one of her first paintings, she tore the wooden back off a dresser to use as a canvas. She painted with available house paint and completed the painting with face makeup. Thus began the realization of a passionate need to paint. Eventually, Norris came to serve as the visual griot of Cleveland. She has used a ...

Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris 2011, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781604739923