Monday, September 2, 2013

Carroll Cloar - American Artist

Yesterday Jim and I went to see "The Crossroads of Memory - Carroll Cloar and The American South" exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN.

Cloar is a favorite of mine. He was born and grew up in the Arkansas Delta.
His subjects often were people and places he knew in childhood.

"The Crossroads of Memory - Carroll Cloar and The American South" is currently at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

On the drive home we stopped in Earle, AR to photograph several of the subjects in Cloar's paintings.
Above is Earle High School. 
"Marvin Bird's Almost Perfect Football Team" shows Earle High School in the background.

The Earle railroad depot is now the Crittenden County Museum.
"Waiting for the Hot Spring's Special" features the depot.

A couple of the paintings in the exhibit featured this statue.
One is named "Angel in the Thorn Patch".

It is located in the middle of a soybean field.
Fortunately the area around the statue had been recently mowed with a pathway from the road.

The angel is watching over the grave of Rev. George B. Washington.
Born December 25, 1864
Died August 30, 1928

It  is located north of Earle just before crossing the Lepanto River in the area of Gibson Bayou.
Cloar grew up on the family farm in the area.

The exhibit runs through September 15, 2013.
You can book a guided tour (which is excellent) or just go on your own.

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