Friday, February 25, 2011


Thornton Dial
Thornton Dial was born in Alabama in 1928 .  He was one of 12 children and grew up poor without his Mother or his Father. Dial has lived and worked in Alabama for his entire life.  The artist is self taught and in other times would have been called a "Primitive" or "Outsider Artist".  I consider him right in the mainstream!   Dial obviously is gifted with  considerable intelligence and the ability and talent necessary to create ART that is thoughtful, gripping and expresses his way of looking at the world. He has had many important and solo shows since he was discovered.

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