In The Devil House
September 19, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
A summer day, a dirt road, heat thick as steam from a boiling pot. Along the shoulder are verdant trees, shadows, the hum and croak and whistle and buzz of the woods. This is Clarksville, Texas, 1910. And here is Frank Jones, who will one day, decades from now, years after his death, be among the most recognized African-American self-taught artists.
The complex colored-pencil line drawings of Frank Jones, are the brilliantly creative by-product of a troubled life.
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