Wednesday, April 27, 2011

William Dawson doll


William Dawson was born in Alabama but spent most of his life in Chicago, where he worked as a produce distribution manager. After retiring, Dawson turned his attention to carving. In 1982 his work became really well known when he was included in the show "Black Folk Art in America: 1930-1980," which began at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington. Dawson died in July 1990. A number of his carvings are for sale in the Slotin auction this weekend in Buford, Ga. The doll here features a wig and is available at Candler Arts.

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