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Thornton Dial, Sr.: The Many Faces of Womanhood

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Presented by Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum at Historic Union Bank Art Gallery (A Division of MEBA at FAMU), Tallahassee FL

Nov 09 2019
Mar 07 2020
Thornton Dial, Sr.: The Many Faces of Womanhood

As a self taught artist, The Late Thornton Dial, Sr. is greatly known for manifestations of powerful suggestive assemblages, figures, mixtures, works of art, and illustrations that mirrored his own history and events that took place in the world.

Thornton Dial, Sr. was born September 10, 1928 in Emelle, Alabama and died January 25, 2016. He was considered a self-taught American folk artist or an untrained artist.

Dial’s primary place of employment was as a metalworker at the Pullman Standard Plant Factory in Bessemer, Alabama, which made railroad cars. After the factory shut down, he began to dedicate himself to his art for his own pleasure. All through his grown-up life he made gatherings, which he called “things,” out of found and

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