Jesus Tales

Title

Jesus Tales

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

A nondenominational evangelical preacher, Leroy Almon, Sr. was an American folk artist who specialized in woodcarving. Born in Tallapoosa, Georgia in 1938, Almon apprenticed to the woodcarving artist Elijah Pierce, and the became lifelong friends. using hand chisels and pocketknives to carve his image in bas relief and then painting them, Almon depicted images from the Bible, as well as the temptations of contemporary life as well as historical and political inspired images.

Creator

Leroy Almon, Sr. (American, 1938-1997)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000132
1989.024

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

painting (visual works)
polychrome paint

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Museum Purchase

Files

TAU_ART_000132_0001.jpg

Tags

Citation

Leroy Almon, Sr. (American, 1938-1997), “Jesus Tales,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed November 16, 2019, http://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/956.