Thornton Dial. Birmingham News, 1997. Mixed, 83 x 100 x 7 in. Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Thornton Dial. Birmingham News, 1997. Mixed, 83 x 100 x 7 in. Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Howard Finster art. His home in Summerville ga is an interesting place. You can view his art all through his property. He was so original!

Howard Finster art. His home in Summerville ga is an interesting place. You can view his art all through his property. He was so original!

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Bill Arnett, Thornton Dial and the Myth of America | Raw Vision Magazine

Bill Arnett, Thornton Dial and the Myth of America | Raw Vision Magazine

Thornton Dial, We All Live under the Same Old Flag, 2010. COURTESY ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thornton Dial, We All Live under the Same Old Flag, 2010. COURTESY ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Grimaces et Misère - les saltimbanques, Salon de 1888 by Fernand Pelez

Grimaces et Misère - les saltimbanques, Salon de 1888 by Fernand Pelez

Thornton Dial, “The Freedom Side” (2012), wood, metal, clothing, springs, string, wire, plastic, and enamel on canvas on wood, 72 x 72 inches; third panel in a triptych consisting of “Weeping Tree,” “After the Burn” and “The Freedom Side” (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) (click to enlarge)

Thornton Dial, “The Freedom Side” (2012), wood, metal, clothing, springs, string, wire, plastic, and enamel on canvas on wood, 72 x 72 inches; third panel in a triptych consisting of “Weeping Tree,” “After the Burn” and “The Freedom Side” (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) (click to enlarge)

Thornton Dial. Atlanta Messengers. Mixed media on panel. 78"x140"x35" - 1998.

Thornton Dial. Atlanta Messengers. Mixed media on panel. 78"x140"x35" - 1998.

"Beginning of Life in the Yellow Jungle," 2003. © Thornton Dial, image by Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio

This son of a sharecropper changed the definition of the word 'artist'

"Beginning of Life in the Yellow Jungle," 2003. © Thornton Dial, image by Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio

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