Archives of American Art

J. B. Murray drawings

Collection ID:
Murry, J. B. (John B.), 1908-1988
Physical Description:
2 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two ballpoint pen and felt-tip pen drawings by J. B. Murray.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Visionary artist; Athens, Georgia. Birthdate also cited as 1907. Also known as J.B. Murry. Raised in rural central Georgia. Untrained as an artist, he began drawing and painting when disabled in 1975. Although illiterate, he developed his own "script" which he incorporated in his paintings as a visual element (no one can read it). His work has been included in several Southern exhibitions of Black isolated artists.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3667 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1985 by J. B. Murray.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- People with disabilities -- Georgia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Georgia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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