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A Mississippi Couple!

Added: Wednesday, November 8th 2006 at 6:21am by htargett
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A Mississippi Couple!

 

A Mississippi couple had 9 children and they went to the doctor to see about getting the husband “fixed”.

 

The doctor gladly started the required procedure and asked them what finally made them make the decision – why after nine children, would they choose to do this?

 

The husband replied that they had heard on television that one out of every ten children being born in the United States was Mexican, and they didn’t want to take a chance on having a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish!

 

Thanks for listening, Hugh

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Morning Hugh~ I'm a good sport and can take a joke about our state, however, here's a few facts for ya darl'n.... BLESS YOUR SWEET HEART

* Akin, Edward N.
o Mississippi: An Illustrated History
* Alexander, Margaret Walker 1915-1998 (See Margaret Walker)
o Jubilee (1966)
o For My People (1942)
+ "All My People" poem
o How I Wrote Jubilee (1972)
o October Journey (1973)
o Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius (1987)
o On Being Female, Black, and Free : Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992
o This Is My Century : New and Collected Poems
o A Poetic Equation : Conversations Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker (1983)
o Prophets for a New Day.
* Allbright, Charles Wilson 1929 (born in Oxford, Mississippi)
o humor column, "Arkansas Traveler," at the Arkansas Democrat- Gazette since 1991 and at the Arkansas Gazette from 1973 to 1991
o The Night of the Possum Concert and Other Comedies (Little Rock, Ark., 1987)
o Gravely the Mules Stopped Dancing (Little Rock, Ark., 1988)
o The Consecrated Cross-Eyed Bear (Little Rock, Ark., 1990).

* Allison, Glen C. born in Biloxi, MS, lives in Tupelo
o Miscue
o Net Blue (An Al Forte Mystery) 2004

* Ambrose, Stephen Bay St. Louis (born in Whitewater, Wisconsin in 1936, died in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 2002)
o Upton and the Army
o Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
o Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff
o Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
o Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy 1938-1992
o Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
o Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945
o Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point
o The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
o Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect 1890-1952
o Eisenhower: The President
o Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944
o Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962
o Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972
o Eisenhower: Soldier and President
o Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990
o Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
o D-Day: June 6, 1944: the Climactic Battle of World War II
o Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
o Citizen Soldiers:: The U.S. Army From the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945.
o Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
o Character Above All : Stephen Ambrose on Dwight D. Eisenhower
o Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 (2000)
o The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany
o and others

* Anderson, Agnes Grinstead

o Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson

* Anderson, Leif
o Dancing with My Father (2005)

* Anderson, Walter

o An Alphabet
o Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat
o The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson (Mississippi Art Series)
o Birds: An Introductory Essay (Mary Anderson Pickard, contributor)
o The Magic Carpet and Other Tales by Ellen Douglas, Walter Anderson (Illustrator)
o On the Gulf (Author and Artist Series) Elizabeth Spencer, Walter Anderson (Illustrator) Published 1991
o A Symphony of Animals by Walter Andersen, Walter Anderson (Illustrator)
o The Living Dock by Jack Rudloe, Illustrated by Walter Inglis Anderson, Published 1988
o Walter Anderson's Illustrations of Epic and Voyage by Walter Inglis Anderson

* Armistead, John 1941
o Cruel As the Grave
o A Legacy of Vengeance
o Homecoming for Murder
o Babylon's Revenge (to be published)
o The $66 Summer
o Return of Gabriel

* Archer, Jr., Chalmers

o Growing Up Black in Rural Mississippi: Memories of a Family, Heritage of a Place
* Atkins, Ace
o Crossroad Blue: A Nick Travers Mystery 1998
o Leavin' Trunk Blues 2001
o Dark End of the Street 2002
o Dirty South March 2004
o White Shadow (May, 2006)

* Attaway, William Alexander (1911-1986)
o Blood on the Forge
o Let Me Breathe Thunder
o Hear America Singing
o Carnival
o Calypso Song Book

* Autry, James A. 1933
o Nights under a Tin Roof: Recollections of a Southern Boyhood (poems)
o Life after Mississippi (poems)
o Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership (essays and poems)
+ "Genealogy"
+ "On Firing a Salesman"
+ "Mississippi Writers Day
o Life & Work: A Manager's Search for Meaning
o Real Power : Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching
o The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance (2001)
o Confessions of an Accidental Businessman: Confessions of an Accidental Businessman (1996)
o The Spirit of Retirement : Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth (2002)

* Autry, Ronald 1921-1982

+ Heaven Inc.

B

* Bahr, Howard
o The Black Flower : A Novel of the Civil War (April 1997)
o The Year of Jubilo : A Novel of the Civil War ( May 2000)

* Baldwin, Joseph Glover 1815-1864

* Ball, Angela 1952

o Recombinant Lives
o Kneeling Between Parked Cars
o Quartet
o Possession
o Museum of the Revolution (1999)
o Vixie

* Ballard, Michael B.

o Civil War Mississippi: A Guide
o Pemberton: The General Who Lost Vicksburg
o Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi (2004)
o U.s. Grant: The Making Of A General, 1861-1863 (2004)
o A Long Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy (1986)
o A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt, With a New Appendix of Excerpts from His 1865 Diary edited by
Thomas D. Cockrell and Michael B. Ballard
o Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran’s Champion by G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery with Michael B. Ballard and Craig S. Piper

* Barber, Walter Lanier "Red" (1908-1992)

o When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball (1947)
o The Broadcasters
o Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
o Show me the way to go home

* Barnett, Ida B. Wells- (1862-1931) (See Ida B. Wells-Barnett)

* Barnwell, Marion
o Touring Literary Mississippi (with Patti Carr Black)
o A Place Called Mississippi: Mississippi Narratives (editor)

* Barr, Nevada 1952
o The Track of the Cat (Anthony Award)
o Endangered Species
o Ill Wind
o High Country 2004
o A Superior Death
o Firestorm (2002)
o Blind Descent (1998)
o Liberty Falling (1999)
o Deep South (2000) (setting--Mississippi)
o Blood Lure (2001)
o Hunting Season (2002) (setting--Mississippi)
o Flashback (Feb., 2003)
o Seeking Enlightenment... Hat to Hat: A Skeptic’s Path to Religion (May 2003) autobiography
o Hard Truth 2005

* Barry, John M.

o The Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (1997 non-fiction Southern Book Award)
o Power Plays : Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports
o The Ambition and the Power : The Fall of Jim Wright : A True Story of Washington
o The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History (2004)

* Barthelme, Frederick 1943
o Rangoon
o Moon Deluxe: Stories
o Second Marriage
o Tracer
o Chroma
o Two Against One: A Novel
o Natural Selection
o The Brothers: A Novel
o Painted Desert
o Bob the Gambler
o Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss (non-fiction work written with brother Steven)
o The Law of Averages: New and Selected Stories (2000)
o Elroy Nights (2004)

* Barthelme, Steven 1951
o And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story (collection of short stories)
o Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss (non-fiction work written with brother Frederick Barthelme)
o Franz Baskett 1952 poet, Jackson
o The Accident Prone Man

* Basinsky, Earle Vicksburg
o Death Is a Cold, Keen Edge (1950's)
o The Big Steal

* Bass, Jack 1934 (Nonfiction)

o The Orangeburg Massacre (with Jack Nelson)
o Unlikely Heroes
o The Transformation of Southern Politics (with Walter Devires)
o Taming the Storm: The life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and the South's Fight Over Civil Rights
o Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond (1998)

* Bass, Rick

o The Hermit's Story: Stories
o Where the Sea Used to Be (only novel, published in 1998)
o The Deer Pasture
o The Watch: Stories
o Platte River
o In the Loyal Mountains: Stories
o The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness: Novellas
o Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
o Winter : Notes from Montana
o The Watch
o Wild to the Heart
o The Ninemile Wolves
o Oil Notes
o The Book of Yaak
o The New Wolves : The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest
o The Roadless Yaak : Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas
o Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'In Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2004)
o Diezmo, The : A Novel May 13, 2005

* Bates, Randolph 1958
o Rings : On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter
* Bell, Charles Greenleaf 1916 (Greenville)
o The Half Gods
o Songs for a New America (poetry)
o Delta Return
o The Married Land
o The Brief I Am (autobiography)

* Bellamann, Katherine Jones 1877-1956 (Carthage)
o My Husband's Friends 1931
o Havens of Demaret 1951
o Parris Mitchell of Kings Row 1948
o A Poet Passed This Way 1958
o Two Sides of a Poem 1955

* Bennett, Jr., Lerone 1945 (Nonfiction)
o Forced into Glory : Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
o Ebony (editor)
o Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America
o What Manner of Man (Biography of Martin Luther King)

* Berry, David (D.C.) Chapman 1942
o Saigon Cemetery (poetry)
o Jawbone (poetry)
o Divorce Boxing (collection of poetry, 1998)
o Fifteen Poems

* Berry, Jason 1949 (non-fiction)
o Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests And The Sexual Abuse Of Children
o Amazing Grace: With Charles Evers in Mississippi
o Up From The Cradle Of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II
o The Spirit of Black Hawk: a Mystery of Africans and IndiansLouisiana Faces: Images from a Renaissance
o Vows of Silence : The Abuse of Power and Sexual Crisis in the Papacy of John Paul II

* Berry, Lula
* Berryhill, Samuel Newton (1832-1877)
* Bettersworth, John Knox 1909
o Confederate Mississippi: The People and Policies of a Cotton State in Wartime
o Mississippi: A History
o Mississippi in the Confederacy
o People's College: A History of Mississippi State
o South of Appomatox
o You and Your Vote
o Your Old World Past
* Bisland, Elizabeth (1861-1929)
* Black, Patti Carr 1934 (Jackson)
o Touring Literary Mississippi 2002
o The Southern Writers Quiz Book
o Art in Mississippi, 1790-1980
o editor, Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson by Agnes Grinstead Anderson
o The Natchez Trace (photos by Harold Young), 1985
o Documentary Portrait of Mississippi : The Thirties
o Eudora Welty's World: Words on Nature (Edge Press, 2005)
o Early Escapades (University Press of Mississippi, 2005)

* Blackstock,Terri ( author of many, many romance and Christian mystery books, see web page link)
o Southern Storm April 2003
o Line of Duty (Newpointe 911) 2003
o Broken Wing
o Breaker's Reef (Cape Refuge Series) 2005
* Bledsoe, Albert Taylor (1809-1877)
o A Theodicy : Vindication of the Divine Glory as Manifested in the Constitution and Government of the Moral World.
* Blocker, Fred
o So Late This Year
* Boatner, Patricia 1936-
o All Our Tomorrows
* Bodenheim, Maxwell 1892-1954
o Advice: A Book of Poems
o Against This Age
o Blackguard
o Bringing Jazz!
o Duke Herring
o Georgia May
o Introducing Irony: A Book of Poetic Short Stories and Poems
o Naked on Roller Skates: A Novel
o Selected Poems of Maxwell Bodenheim 1914-1944
o ---and many others
* Bolding, Sally
o The Cyclops Window: A View of Southern Life

* Bonner (McDowell), Katharine Sherwood
o A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884
o Suwanee River Tales by Sherwood Bonner [pseud.] With illustrations by F. T. Merr
o Like Unto Like
o Dialect Tales
* Bosco, Joseph Biloxi, MS
o Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans (William Morrow Press)
o A Problem of Evidence: How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson
o The Boys Who Would Be Cubs
* Brannon,William Tibbetts 1906-1981 (writer of many mystery stories under various pseudonyms, received Edgar Allan Poe Award, 1950-1951)
o Yellow Kid Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler (1948)

* Braxton, Charles McComb, MS , 1961-
o Obsidian From The Ashes (collection of poetry)

* Brickell, Henry Herschel September 13, 1889 - May 29, 1952 (Senotobia, editor 1941-51 of the O. Henry Prize Stories, literary critic and reviewef, received Guggenheim Award for general non-fiction in 1939)

* brigham, besmilr (born Bessie Miller, 1923) Pace, Mississippi, lived in Horatio, Arkansas, with her husband and many cats. Winner of an NEA Fellowship, a student of Robert Duncan, currently lives in New Mexico with her daughter Heloise and her son-in-law, the poet Keith Wilson.

+ Heaved from the Earth, 1971
+ Run Through Rock

* Brocks-Shedd, Virgil (1943) McComb, MS
o Southern Roads/City Pavements

* Brown, Alan
o Stories from the Haunted South

* Brown, Larry 1951-2004
o The Rabbit Factory: A Novel (September 2003)
o Fay (March, 2000)
o Father and Son (1997 Southern Book Award)
o Dirty Work
o Facing the Music
o Joe (1992 Southern Book Award)
o Billy Ray's Farm: Essays from a Place Called Tula (2001)
o Big Bad Love October 1, 1991

* Browne, Jill Connor (aka Betty Fulton)
o The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
o God Save the Sweet Potato Queens
o The Sweet Potato Queens Big-Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner
o The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love is Married, Gay or Dead (2004
o The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide December 27, 2005

* Bruner, Scott
o Carryin' On and Other Strange Things Southerners Do
o Due South: Dispatches from Down Home

* Buchanan, Bill
o Virus (1997)
o Clearwater
o Pure Fusion (2004)
o Technology Wars 2005

* Buckingham, Maggie Anderson
o Drops of Gold (comments and essays of a Black rural Mississippi school teacher in 1912)

* Buffett, Jimmy
o A Pirate Looks at Fifty
o Tales from Margaritaville : Fictional Facts and Factual Fiction
o Where Is Joe Merchant?
o The Jolly Mon
o Trouble Dolls
o Beach House on the Moon
o Songs You Know by Heart
o A Salty Piece of Land Little, Brown (November 30, 2004

* Busbee, Pauline Simmons
o Heart Pines (poetry)

* Bustin, Jerry Lee Forest, MS (municipal judge and owner of Mississippi Midnight Bookstore in Forest)
o To Kill a Viper
o Death Comes Slowly (to be published)

* Butler, Jack 1944
o West of Hollywood
o Hawk Gumbo and Other Stories
o The Kid Who Wanted to Be a Spaceman
o Jujitsu for Christ
o Nightshade
o Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock
o Dreamer (1998)
o Jack's Skillet : Plain Talk and Some Recipes from a Guy in the Kitchen

* Butler, Jerry
o A Drawing in the Sand

C

* Caldwell, Price 1940
o "A Sense of Place"

* Campbell, Clarice T.
o Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South (Tupelo)

* Campbell, Will D. 1924
o Providence
o Soul Among Lions: Musings of a Bootleg Preacher
o Brother to a Dragonfly (a National Book Award Nominee)
o The Glad River
o Forty Acres and a Goat
o The Stem of Jesse
o The Convention
o God on Earth: The Lord's Prayer for Our Time
o Race and Renewal of the Church
o The Pear Tree That Bloomed in the Fall
o And Also with You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma (1998 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for non-fiction)
o Soul Among Lions: Musings of a Bootleg Preacher
o A Black Politician's Journey to the House: Robert G. Clark's Story

* Canzoneri, Robert 1925- writer of short stories and poems, essays
o Men with Little Hammers (novel)
o Barbed Wires and Other Stories
o I Do So Politely, A Voice from the South

* Capers, Charlotte (1913-1997)
o The Capers Papers
o The Capers Canines (Dec. 1999)

* Carsley, Anne 1935
o This Ravished Rose
o The Winged Lion
o This Triumphant Fire
o Defiant Desire
o The Golden Savage
o Tempest
o Lady Defiant

* Carter, Monica
o As If Nothing Happened
o Sacrifice the One (to be published)

* Carter, II, William Hodding (1907-1972)
o journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner for editorials in Delta Democrat-Times, 1946
o The Winds of Fear
o Flood Crest
o The Ballad of Catfoot Grimes (poetry)

* Carter, W. Hodding
o A Viking Voyage : In Which an Unlikely Crew of Adventurers Attempts an Epic Journey to the New World
o An Illustrated Viking Voyage : Retracing Leif Eriksson's Journey in an Authentic Viking Knarr (with Russell Kaye)

* Case, Carroll (McComb)
o The Slaughter: An American Atrocity

* Cassity, Turner (Jackson) 1929, poet
o Watchboy, What of the Night?
o Between the Chains (Phoenix Poets Series)
o Hurricane Lamp
o The Destructive Element : New and Selected Poems
o Steeplejacks in Babel
o Yellow for Peril, Black for Beautiful
o The Defense of the Sugar Islands: A Recruiting Poster
o Airship Boys in Africa (in POETRY, CXVI:4 (July, 1970)

* Catledge, Turner (William) 1901 (editor of the New York Times)

* Chaze, Elliott 1915-1990 Hattiesburg
o Black Wings Has My Angel
o The Golden Tag
o The Stainless Steel Kimono
o Tiger in the Honeysuckle
o Goodbye Goliath
o Wettermark

* Cheseborough, Steve
o Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues

* Childress, Mark
o Gone for Good
o Crazy in Alabama (novel and screenplay)
o Tender
o A World Made of Fire
o V for Victor
o Joshua and the Big Bad Blue Crabs
o Joshua and Bigtooth
o Henry Bobbity Is Missing : And It Is All Billy Bobbity's Fault!
o One Mississippi (to be published July 2006)

* Clarke, Hewitt
o He Saw the Elephant: Confederate Naval Saga of Lt. Charles "Savvy" Read, CSN

* Chiplin,C. K.
o Roads from the Bottom: A Survival Journal for America's Black community

* Cleveland, Rick
o Vaught: The Man & His Legacy
o It's More Than A Game

* Clower, Jerry (1926-1998)
o Ain't God Good!, 1975
o Let the Hammer Down! 1978
o Life Everlaughter: The Heart and Humor of Jerry Clower.
o Stories from Home, 1992

* Cobb, Joseph Beckham 1819 (Longwood Plantation, near Columbus)
o The Creole: Or, Siege of New Orleans: A Historical Romance: Founded on the Events of 1814-15 (novel, 1850)
Mississippi Scenes: Or, Sketches of Southern and Western Life and Adventure, Humorous, Satirical, and Descriptive, Including the Legend of Black Creek (stories and sketches)
Leisure Labors: Or, Miscellanies, Historical, Literary, and Political (essays)

* Cockrell Tom (Louisville, MS)
o A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, LSU Press, 1995, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard
o A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, with a New Appendix of Excerpts from His 1865 Diary, LSU Press, 2001, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard

* Cohen, Edward
o The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi

* Cohn, David
o Where I Was Born and Raised
o God Shakes Creation
o Love in America
o Picking America's Pockets
o This Is the Story

* Collum, Danny Duncan 1954, Ripley
o Platinum Heart
o Telephone Road
o Black and White Together: The Search for Common Ground
o contributing editor/writer for Sojourners and Utne magazines

* Compton, David
o The Acolyte (also published in paperback as Executive Sanction)
o Impaired Judgement

* Conner, Douglas (1920 -1998
o Bringing Hope: The Autobiography of a Black Physician (with John Marszalek)
* Canonici, Paul V. (Madison, MS)
o The Delta Italians

* Cora, Cat Jackson, MS, now lives in California, Food Network chef
o Cat Cora's Kitchen: Favorite Meals for Family and Friends

* Cortner, Richard C.
o A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown vs. Mississippi
* Cothren, Paige
o Let None Deal Treacherously (1980)
o Sweeter Than Honey (1982)
o Seeking to Know Her (1990)
o Walk Carefully Around the Dead (1998)
o An Academy Called Pain (1999)
o So Great the Pretender (2001)
o An Echo of Silence (unpublished working title for new novel and sequel to So Great the Pretender)

* Cotton, Gordon Vicksburg
o Vicksburg and the War (with Greg Giambrone)

* Creekmore, Hubert (1907-1966) Water Valley
o The Long Reprieve poems
o Strangers and Friends novel
* Creevy, Patrick 1947
o Lakeshore Drive (1992)
o Tyrus (2002)
* Croistwait, Henry Lafayette Chickasaw County, late 19th century
o The Last Stitch
* Crowley, Mart playwright, television producer
o The Boys in the Band
o Remote Asylum
o A Breeze from the Gulf
* Curry, Constance
o Silver Rights
o Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement (et al )
o Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter with Winson Hudson

D

* Dalby, Rob Natchez
o God of the Door : A Novel

* Davis, David R. Clinton
o Redneck Night Before Christmas
o Trucker's Night Before Christmas

* Davis, Reuben
o Shim : A Novel (with Reuben Davis, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Bertram Wyatt Brown (Illustrator)

* Deal, Borden 1922-1985, Pontotoc
o Killer in the House
o Dunbar's Cove, 1957
o The Spangled Road, 1962
o A Long Way to Go, 1965
o The Least One, 1967
o The Insolent Breed, 1959
o Dragon's Wine, 1960
o The Tobacco Men, 1965 (Based on notes by Theodore Dreiser)
o Interstate, 1970
o The Bookman Saga: A Trilogy
o The Winner, 1973
o The Advocate, 1968
o The Loser, 1964
o Olden Times
o The Other Room , 1974
o The Least One, 1967
o Bluegrass, 1976
o Walk Through the Valley, 1956
o A Neo-Socratic Dialogue on the Reluctant Empire, 1971 (Limited edition)
o "Antaeus" (short story published in Southwest Review, spring, ,1961, and in many high school anthologies)
o There Were Also Strangers (1985)

* DeLaughter, Bobby (Hinds County)
o Never Too Late: A Prosecutor's Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Case

* di Michele, Andy, poet (Jackson)
o Black Market Pneuma (1999)
o mentioned in Willie Morris's My Cat Spit McGee, p. 134

* Denson, Judy Moon (Hattiesburg)
o Kidspirational Keepsakes: Out of the Mouths of Babes

* Dickerson, James L. Jackson
o Just for a Thrill: Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz
o Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager
o Goin' Back to Memphis: A Century of Blues, Rock 'n Roll
o Glorious Soul

* Dickson, Harris Vicksburg (1868-1946)
o The Black Wolf's Breed
o The Ravanels (1905)
o Old Reliable (1912)
o Old Reliable in Africa (1920)
o Children of the River: A Romance of Old New Orleans (1928)
o The Siege of Lady Resolute (1902)
o She That Hesitates (1903)
o Gabrielle, Transgressor (1906)
o Duke of Devil May Care (1905)
o The Story of King of Cotton
o The House of Luck and others

* Dittmer, John
o Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

* Dixon, Louisa
o Next to Last Chance: A Mississippi Mystery
o Outside Chance (September, 1999)
o No Chance (not yet published)
o Never Had A Chance (working title)
o What Did I Do Today?: For Young Writers
o What Did I Do Today?: The Make Your Own Calendar Journal

* Dollarhide, Louis 1918
o Of Art and Artists: Selected Reviews of the Arts in Missisippi

* Donaghy, Harry J. 1930
o "The Consoler" (award winning short story published in Memphis")
o Vessels of Clay: The Seductive Life of the Priesthood, 2003

* Donald, David
o Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1961) Pulitzer Prize
o Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man (1970)
o Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe (1987

* Douglas, Ellen 1921 (pen name of Josephine Haxton)
o Can't Quit You Baby (1988)
o A Family's Affairs (1962)
o Black Cloud, White Cloud: Two Novellas and Two Stories (1963), reprinted in 1989--U. Press of Mississippi's Author and Artist Series in with illustrations by Elizabeth Wolfe
o Where the Dreams Cross (1968) , October 2000 (Reprint Edition)
o Apostles of Light (1973)
o The Rock Cried Out (1979)
o A Lifetime Burning (1982)
o The Magic Carpet and Other Tales, (1987) Walter Anderson, illustrator (19)
o Four Stories I'm Finally Old Enough to Tell (1998)
o Witnessing 2004

* Dunbar, Wylene
o Margaret Cape: A Novel (winner 1998 Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for fiction)
o My Life with Corpses

* Dunkelberg, Kendall
o Landscapes and Architectures: Poems
o Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus, translations
o Outside the Lines: New Dutch and Flemish Writing, a special issue of The Literary Review

* Dupuy, Eliza
o The Conspirator 1850

* Durkee, Lee
o Rides of the Midway

E

* East, Charles Elmo 1924 Shelby
o Where the Music Was (short stories) 1965
o Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers 1996

* Edge, John T.
o Fried Chicken: an American Story
o Apple Pie: an American Story
o Southern Belly: The Ultime Food Lover's Companion to the South
* Edwards, Mary
o Angels in the Dust
o Elizabeth's Choice 2004
o Autumns' Turning (to be published)
* Elkins, Carolyn
o Daedalus Rising Emrys Press, 2002
o Coriolis Forces (winner of Palanfquin Press Chapbook Contest in 2000)

* Eubanks, W. Ralph
o Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past (2003)

* Evans, Mary Anna
o Artifacts April 1, 2003-- Faye Longchamp Mysteries
o Relics August 1, 2005--Faye Longchamp Mysteries

* Evans, Sr., Paul (Laurel)
o Bunny & the Easter Eggs
o The Adventures of Little Chick
o A Pie for Thanksgiving

* Evans, Rachel Darby
o Not Far From the Zinnias

* Evers, Charles 1922
o Have No Fear: A Black Man's Fight for Respect in America

* Evers-Williams, Myrlie 1933
o For Us, the Living 1967
o Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant To Be, written with Melinda Blau

F

* Falkner, Murray C. (Chooky) (1899-1975) Ripley
o The Falkners of Mississippi : A Memoir

* Falkner,William Clark (1926-1889) , great-grandfather of William Faulkner
o The Siege of Monterey: A Poem
o The White Rose of Memphis
o The Little Brick Church
o Rapid Ramblings in Europe

* Farrar, Winifred Hamrick Meridian, MS (poet laureate of Mississippi)
o Behind the Ridge
o The Seeking Spirit
o Cry Life
o Moral intention in the work of William Faulkner: a call for postive action, by Winifred Hamrick Farrar (thesis)

* Faulkner, Jimmy (James Murray) 1923
o Across the Street: Faulkner Family Stories

* Faulkner, John (1901-1963)
o Men Working
o Beat Six (unpublished novel written in 1939 to have been published Summer, 1999, by Hill Street Press but not yet published)
o Dollar Cotton
o Chooky
o Cabin Road
o Uncle Good's Girls
o The Sin Shouter of Cabin Road
o Ain't Gonna Rain No More
o Uncle Good's Weekend Party
o My Brother Bill: An Affectionate Reminiscence (Nonfiction)

* Faulkner, William (1897-1962)
o As I Lay Dying
o The Sound and the Fury
o Absalom, Absalom!
o The Reivers
o A Fable
o Go Down, Moses
o The Hamlet
o Intruder In the Dust
o Light In August
o The Mansion
o Pylon
o The Reivers
o Requiem for a Nun
o Sanctuary
o Sartoris
o The Town
o The Unvanquished
o The Wild Palms or If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

* Fennelly, Beth Ann Oxford, MS
o Tender Hooks ( published by W. W. Norton, Spring, 2004)
o Open House (winner of The Kenyon Review Prize for Poetry)
o A Different Kind of Hunger (Texas Review Poetry Chapbook Series)

* Ferguson, Sarah Catherine "Kate" Lee Greenville
o Cliquot, A Racing Story of Ideal Beauty 1889

* Ferguson,Wilson (Bill)
o Mountain Moonshine to Delta Gumbo (autobiography)

* Ferris, William R. 1942
o Mule Trader : Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules and Men (1998)
o Blues from the Delta
o Encyclopedia of Southern Culture : Ethnic Life-Law
o Encyclopedia of Southern Culture : Agriculture-Environment
o Mississippi Black Folklore : A Research Bibliography and Discography
o Folk Music and Modern Sound

* Finlay, Lucille Robinson Greenville, Mississippi, 1897
o The Coat I Wore (C. Scribner's Sons, 1947)

* Fisher-Wirth, Ann W.
o Blue Window: Poems (to be released by Archer Books, August 2003)
o The Trinket Poems (runner-up in the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Chapbook Competition, WIND, 2003)
o William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature (1989)
o Five Terraces September 30, 2005

* Fitts,Susan Love
o licking the bones dry: Poems by Susan Love Fitts

* Fitzhugh,Bill
o The Organ Grinder
o Pest Control
o Cross Dressing
o Fender Benders
o Heart Seizure : A Novel (2003)
o Radio Activity 2004
o Highway 61 Resurfaced (2005)

* Fleming, Julie (Hattiesburg)
o Moving Lila : A Novel 2000

* Floyd, John Mississippi mystery writer, recently turned to writing full-time, fourth mystery in a series (November 19, 2003 issue of Woman’s World magazine).

* Foote,Shelby 1916--2005
o Shiloh
o September September (made into TV movie called Memphis by TNT)
o The Civil War: A Narrative 1958 (3 vols.)
o Chickamauga : And Other Civil War Stories
o Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative
o Tournament
o Follow Me Down
o Love in a Dry Season
o Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
o The Beleaguered City : The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library)
o The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy

* Ford, Charles Henri 1913--2002 poet, photographer, editor, filmmaker, painter, graphic artist, helped introduce surrealism to America, creator of View mag, born Brookhaven, MS

* A Pamphlet of Sonnets (Caravel Press, 1936)
* The Garden of Disorder and Other Poems
* Blues: A Magazine of New Rhythms (editor)
* View magazine (editor)
* Poems for Painters
* Om Krishna I: special effects
* The Half Thoughts
* Charles Henri Ford: Photographs, 1930-1960 -- by Gerard Malanga (Editor), Steven Watson (Editor)
* The Young & Evil novel
* View: Parade of the Avant-Garde : An Anthology of View Magazine (1940-1947)
* Flag of ecstasy;: Selected poems
* Om® Krishna II : from the sickroom of the Walking Eagles
* Silver flower coo
* Sleep in a nest of flames: [Poems]
* Secret haiku (Om Krishna)
* Eight words
* The Overturned Lake
* Spare Parts
* Water From a Bucket; A Diary, 1948 - 1957, with an introduction by Lynne Tillman. (Turtle Point Press 2001).

* Ford, Richard 1944
o Independence Day
o The Sportswriter
o A Piece of My Heart
o Women with Men (1997) short story collection and winner of 2001 PEN/Malamud Award)
o Rock Springs 1988
o <>Vintage Ford Vintage (January 6, 2004 )

* Fraiser, Jim
o Shadow Seed (novel) (1997)
o M Is for Mississippi: An Irreverent Guide to the Magnolia State (non-fiction) (1993)
o Mississippi River Country Tales : A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History (1999)
o For Love of the Game : The Holy Wars of Millsaps College & Mississippi College Football
o The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta (with West Freeman) 2002
o Majesty of Eastern Mississippi 2004
o The French Quarter of New Orleans with West Freeman (Photographer) 2003
o Camille : A Novel 2005

* Franklin, Malcom (1939-1977)
o Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak

* Franklin, Tom Oxford
o Poachers: Stories
o Hell at the Breech (novel) April 2003
o Smonk : A Novel (to be published Sept. 2006)

* Freis, Richard 1939 poet, essayist, translator and librettist, Jackson (Millsaps)
o Confession (novel).

G

* Gaither, Frances 1889-1955 (Corinth and Mississippi State College for Women)
o Double Muscadine 1949.
o The Fatal River: The Life and Death of LaSalle 1931.
o Follow the Drinking Gourd, 1940
o Little Miss Cappo, 1937.
o The Pageant of Columbus within a Masques of I
o The Painted Arrow, 1931.
o The Red Cock Crows, 1944.
o The Scarlet Coat 1934.

* Galef, David
o Flesh. New York: The Permanent Press, 1995.
o Turning Japanese. New York: The Permanent Press, 1998.
o The Little Red Bicycle. Illus. Carol Nicklaus. New York: Random House, 1988.
o Tracks. Illus. Tedd Arnold. New York: William Morrow, 1996.
o Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs.
o Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk: More Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs.
o Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading .Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998. (Editor and contributor).
o The Supporting Cast: A Study of Flat and Minor Characters. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993.
o Laugh Track. March, 2002
o How to Cope with Suburban Stress (to be published)

* Geller, Guy McComb, Mississippi
o Journeys to Freedom

* Gilchrist, Ellen (1935-)
o The Land Surveyor's Daughter (a poetry collection)
o In The Land of Dreamy Dreams (short stories)
o Victory Over Japan (short stories)
o Flights of Angels (1998) (short stories)
o Drunk With Love: A Book of Stories
o Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle
o I Cannot Get You Close Enough: Three Novellas
o Rhoda: A Life in Stories
o The Courts of Love
o The Age of Miracles
o The Cabal and Other Stories ( published in April 2000)
o The Annunciation
o The Anna Papers
o Net of Jewels
o Starcarbon
o Anabasis: A Journey to the Interior
o Sarah Conley
o The Land Surveyor's Daughter: Poems
o Ellen Gilchrist : Collected Stories
o The Writing Life (2005)

* Godbold, Jr., E. Stanley
o The Confederate Colonel and Cherokee Chief: The Life of William Holland Thomas
o Christopher Gadsden and the American Revolution
o Ellen Glasgow and the Woman Within
o Jimmy Carter (to be published)

* Godfrey, Wendell (Florence, Mississippi, Police Chief)
o Valley of the Shadow

* Goodard, Jerome
o The Well of Destiny

* Graham, Alice Walworth Natchez
o Cibola
* Granberry, Edwin 1897 American regional novelist, short story writer, dramatist, reviewer (of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) and translator, born in Meridian, Mississippi

o Strangers and Lovers
o The Erl King
o A Trip to Czardis (best known short story which won the O. Henry Memorial Prize), co-author, with Roy Crane, of the comic strip Buz Sawyer.

* Graves, Sid 1946 poet

* Gray, Douglas 1948
* Greene, Joan 1935
* Grisham, John 1955
o The Broker (2005)
o Mickey: A Family Story (movie 2004))
o The Street Lawyer (1998)
o The Partner
o A Time to Kill
o The Client
o The Chamber
o The Firm
o The Runaway Jury
o The Rainmaker
o The Testament (February, 1999)
o The Painted House ( published in The Oxford American in six installments beginning in January 2000 and now available in hardback)
o The Brethren ( published by Doubleday in February, 2000)
o Skipping Christmas (November, 2001)
o The Summons (February, 2002)
o The King of Torts (2003)
o Bleachers (2004)
o The Last Juror 2004

* Gussow, Adam
o Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition
o Mister Satan's Apprentice

* Gutman, Amy
o Equivocal Death (2001)
o The Anniversary (2003)

* Guy, Rick
o Kuklos

* Guyton, David Edgar (1880-1964) Blue Mountain, MS
o Mother Berry of Blue Mountain

H

* Hackler, Micah Ocean Springs
o The Shadow Catcher (1996)
o The Dark Canyon (1997)
o Legend of the Dead : A Sheriff Lansing Mystery (1995)
o Coyote Returns (1996)

* Hagenston, Becky Starkville
o A Gram of Mars (short story collection)

* Haines, Carolyn
o Last Scene Alive 2003
o Touched 1996
o Summer of the Redeemers 1994
o Summer of Fear
o Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta (1999)
o Buried Bones (2000)
o Splintered Bones (2003)
o Crossed Bones (April 2003)
o Hallowed Bones (2004)
o Moments With Eugene : A Collection of Memories (editor, May 2000)
o My Mother's Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story ( 2003)
o Kudzu Christmas (collection of short stories) 2005
o Judas Burning (2005)
o Penumbra (April 4, 2006)

* Hairston, Loyle 1926
o U.S.A. and the American Negro Short Stories (1966).
o The Winds of Change short story

* Halberstam, David West Point
o The Children
o War in a Time of Peace : Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
o The Best and the Brightest
o The Fifties
o October 1964
o Summer of '49

* Hall, Martha Lacy Magnolia, 1923
o The Apple-Green Triumph and Other Stories
o Music Lesson : Stories
o Call It Living: Three Stories 1981

* Hamblin, Robert W.
o From the Ground Up: Poems of One Southerner's Passage to Adulthood1992
o Perpendicular Rain (chapbook) 1986
o editor of many books about William Faulkner

* Hamer, Fannie Lou (1917-1977)
o To Praise Our Bridges (autobiography)

* Hannah, Barry
o Airships (a collection of short stories)
o Geronimo Rex
o Nightwatchmen
o Ray
o The Tennis Handsome
o Captain Maximus (a collection of short stories)
o Hey, Jack
o Boomerang
o Never Die
o Bats Out of Hell
o Yonder Stands Your Orphan

* Hardwick, Phil
o Two Hours of Real Estate One Minute at a Time
o Found in Flora
o Justice in Jackson
o Captured in Canton
o Newcomer in New Albany
o Vengeance in Vicksburg
o Collision in Columbia
o Conspiracy in Corinth
o Sixth Inning in Southaven
o Cover Up in Columbus
o 6th Inning in South Haven
o Two Hours of Real Estate: One Minute at a Time (nonfiction)

* Hargrove, Nancy Starkville
o Landscape as Symbol in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot (1978)
o The Journey Toward Ariel: Sylvia Plath's Poetry of 1956-1959 (1994)
* Harlan, Louis R. 1922, West Point, MS , writer of non-fiction
o Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901.
o Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Biography

* Harmon, A. G. Houston, MS
o A House All Stilled

* Harper, Phyllis 1933

* Harrington, Evans 1925
o The Prisoners
o Willa
o Missy
o Lily

* Harris, Charlaine 1951, Tunica
o Dead Until Dark
o Shakespeare's Holiday
o Aurora Teagarden Mysteries:
+ Real Murders
+ A Bone to Pick
+ Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
+ The Julius House
+ Dead Over Heels
+ A Fool and His Honey 1999
+ Last Scene Alive 2002
+ Poppy Done to Death
+ Definitely Dead

o Lily Bard Mysteries:
+ Shakespeare's Landlord
+ Shakespeare's Champion
+ Shakespeare's Christmas
+ Shakespeare's Trollop
+ Shakespeare's Counselor

o Sweet and Deadly
o A Secret Rage
o Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
o Grave Sight October 4, 2005

* Harris, Thomas 1940
o The Silence of the Lambs
o Black Sunday
o Red Dragon
o Hannibal (1999)

* Haxton, Brooks 1950 (poet and son of Ellen Douglas)
o The Lay of Eleanor and Irene
o Dominion Dead Reckoning
o The Sun at Night
o Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
o Danes for Flute and Thunder: Praises, Prayers, and Insults
o Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms 2004

* Haxton, Josephine Ayres 1921 (See Ellen Douglas)
* Haxton, Kenneth 1919- 2002
o Hide Me In Sheol (Novel) - 1948
o To Say One (Novel) - 1960
o The Outward Side (Novel) - 1971
o Geminae (Novel) - 1982
o Death In D Major (Novel) - 1989
o The Undiscovered Country (Only Published Novel) - 1997
o Joys of the Flesh, Aches of the Heart (Short Stories) - 1987
o The Robins and the Sparrows (Play) - 1977
o My Sister As Phoenix (Screenplay) - 1989
o Hold On (Screenplay based on story by Ellen Douglas) - 1995

* Haynes, Melinda
o Mother of Pearl (Oprah Winfrey Book Club Choice)
o Chalktown
o Willem's Field

* Heard, Alex
o Apocalypse Pretty Soon (1999)

* Hearn, Phil
o Hurricane Camille: Monster Storm of the Gulf Coast

* Hegwood, Martin
o Big Easy Backroad (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
o A Green-Eyed Hurricane
o Massacre Island (Oct. 2001)
o Jackpot Bay (2002)

* Hemingway, Lorian
o Walking into the River (1992) Nominated for the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Fiction (1992)
o Walk on Water (1998)
o A World Turned Over (pre-publication title Act of God)

* Henley, Beth 1952 (playwright)
o Crimes of the Heart (Pulitzer prize for drama, now a movie)
o The Debutante Ball
o Abundance
o Am I Blue (one-act play)
o Crimes of the Heart (three-act play); also a screenplay and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
o The Miss Firecracker Contest (two-act play); also a screenplay
o The Wake of Jeremy Foster (two-act play)
o The Debutante Ball
o The Lucky Spot
o Control Freaks
o Nobody's Fool, (screenplay, 1986, movie stars Rosanna Arquette)
o Signature
o L-Play
o Ruby McCullun ( current work-in-progress)
o True Stories (1986)
o Come West with Me (1998) (play Abundance)
o Impossible Marriage (premiere in New York, fall, 1998, off-Broadway starring Holly Hunter)
o Revelers 2003

* Henry, Aaron
o Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning (with Constance Curry)

* Henson, Jim 1936 - 1990, born in Greenville, lived in Leland, MS
o writer for Sesame Street and work is basis for many Sesame Street books
o Drama (Screenplays)
+ Time Piece.(Also producer and director.) 1965.
+ The Cube Teleplay. (Co-author, producer and director.) Broadcast by NBC-TV, 1969.
o Nonfiction:
+ The Muppet Show Book

* Hermann, Janet Sharp
o Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch
o The Pursuit of a Dream

* Herndon, Ernest
o In The Hearts Of Wild Men
o Canoeing Mississippi (to be published March, 2001)
o Backwater Blues
o Deathbird of Paradise (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, No 7)
o Double-Crossed in Gator Country (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, Book 2)
o Island Quarry
o Little People of the Lost Coast (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent , No 8)
o Morning Morning True : A Novel of Intrigue in New Guinea
o Night of the Jungle Cat (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, Book 3)
o The Secret of Lizard Island (Eric Sterling Secret Agent, Book 1)
o Sisters of the Wolf (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, #5)
o Smugglers on Grizzly Mountain (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, Book 4)
o Trouble at Bamboo Bay ( Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, #6

* Herrera, Anthony
o The Cancer War: My Story

* Herring, Robert 1928
o Hub
o McCampbell's War

* Higginbotham, Jay
o Brother Holyfield, 1972 (fiction)
o Mobile: City by the Bay 1968
o Mauvila 2000 and other others

* Higginbotham, Silvia
o Reflections: Homes and History of Columbus, Mississippi
o Marvelous Old Mansions: and Other Southern Treasures
o The Insiders' Guide to Mississippi--2nd Edition
o Time Passages

* Hill, Rebecca 1944
o Among Birches (winner of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award)
o Blue Rise
o Killing Time in St. Cloud
o Cotton House (to be published)

* Hillyer, Carter and William Sinclair Hillyer
o If Only (a compilation of journal entries, poems and songs his son William wrote and Carter edited)

* Jere Hoar 1928
o Body Parts (collection of short stories)
o The Hit (2003) novel

* Holland, Endesha Ida Mae 1941
o From the Mississippi Delta (1992, autobiographical drama)
o Miss Ida B. Wells (one woman play)

* Hollandsworth, Jr., James G. Hattiesburg
o An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866
o Coming of Age in the Crescent City (to be published)

* Hopson, Mary Louise ShirleyVaughn
o The Pinder Poet: Cherishing this Heritage

* Howorth, Lucy Sommerville 1951

* Hudson, Dennis F. Columbus
o Royal Blue

* Hudson,Winson died April 27, 2004

o Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter (with Constance Curry)

* Huffman, Alan
o Ten Point: DeerCamp in the Mississippi Delta
o Mississippi in Africa: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia Today 2004

* Hummer, T. R. (Macon)
o Lower-Class Heresy 1987
o Useless Virtues: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) 2001
o The Unfeigned Word: Fifteen Years of New England Review (Ed.)
o Walt Whitman in Hell: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets)
o The 18,000-Ton Olympic Dream Poems 1990
o The Angelic Orders: Poems 1982
o The Passion of the Right-Angled Man (poems), University of Illinois Press, 1984.

* Hutto, David
o When Autumn Comes: A Wordscape on CD (1999)
+ When Autumn Comes, 1997
+ Prayer From The Stone, 1998
+ The Loft, 1998
+ By The Ferns, 1998
+ Beneath My Branches, 1998
+ The Rocker, 1998
+ The Piper's Trail, 1998
+ Sanctuary, 1998
+ The Whisper, 1999
+ Close Your Eyes, 1999
I

* Iles, Greg
o Spandau Phoenix
o Black Cross
o Mortal Fear
o The Quiet Game
o Gas Letal
o 24 Hours
o Dead Sleep
o Sleep No More 2003
o The Footprints of God : A Novel (2003)
o Blood Memory (2005)
o Turning Angel (2005)

* Ingraham, Joseph Holt
* Ingraham, Col.Prentiss 1843-1904 (writer of poems, short stories, plays, six hundred novels and four hundred novelletes about Buffalo Bill, Jean Lafitte, and other adventurers and heroes of the dime novels.)
* Ivy, Robert 1947
* Jacks, Beth Boswell
o Grits, Guts, and Baseball
* Jackson, Angela 1951 (poet)
o VooDoo/Love Magic
o The Greenville Club
o Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E
o The Man with the White Liver
o And All These Roads Be Luminous: Selected Poems

* Jacob, Frances
o Le chasseur d'etoiles (play)
o Steel and Stars, Poems
* James,Clayton
o McArthur
* Jewell, Louise Pond Moorhead, MS
o The Great Adventure, 1911
o The Conqueror, 1916

K

* Kean, Jack
o Deadly Sacrifice ( May, 1999)
o Being from the South Doesn't Make Me Stupid (2001)
* Kearney, Belle (1863-1939)
o A Slaveholder's Daughter
o Conqueror or Conquered: Or, the Sex Challenge Answered (1921)
o Editor of "Mama Flower" (1918)
* Keating, Bern 1915-2004
o The Horse That Won the Civil War (fiction)
o The Invaders of Rome
o Life and Death of the Aztec Nation
o The Mosquito Gleet
o Zebulon Pike: Young America's Frontier Scout
o Mississippi and others
* Keller, James MUW
o Princes, Soldiers and Rogues (poetry)
* Keyes, J. Gregory 1963
o The Waterborn
o The Blackgod
o Newton's Cannon (1998)
o Babylon 5: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the PSI Corps (based on Straczynsk)
o The Briar King (2003)
o The Charnel Prince (to be published 2006)
o The Blood Knight (to be published 2006)
* King, Florence
o Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
* Kimbrough, Edward
o Night Fire
* Kingsbury, Suzanne
o The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me
o The Gospel According to Gracey (2003)
* Kirkpatrick, Marlo and Stephen
o Romancing the Rain
o Wilder Mississippi
o To Catch the Wind
o In Wilderness Song
o Wild Mississippi
o Whistling Wings
o First Impressions
o Extreme Exposure: The True Story of a Photo Expedition Lost in the Amazon by Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
o The Naturalist's Journal
o Mississippi Wildlife Viewing Guide
* Knight, Etheridge (1931-1991) poet
o Poems from Prison
o Belly Song and Other Poems
o Born of a Woman: New and Selected Poems
* Koger, Lisa
o Farlanburg Stories

L

* Lackey, Hilliard L.
o Marks, Martin, and the Mule Train

* Leatherman, Carroll Seabrook
o Goodbye Ole Miss (memoir) 2004

* Lee, Annetta P.
o A Bitter Rose
o Fragment in the Sand
o Path of Thorns (to be published)
* Lee, Joe
o On the Record 2002
o Dead Air 2004
* Lee, Muna (1895-1965) Raymond, Mississippi
* Little, John 1939 Brandon
o Whistling Dixie (short story collection)

* Lott, Trent
* Herding Cats

* Lomax, Sr.,John Avery 1867-1948
o Adventures of a Ballad Hunter
o Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp plus others
* Lowry, Beverly 1938
o Daddy's Girl
o Breaking Gentle
o Come Back, Lolly Ray
o Emma Blue
o The Perfect Sonya
o The Track of Real Desires
o Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir
o Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C. J. Walker
* Lowrey, Pitt 1923-1965 Verona
o The Great Speckled Bird and Other Stories
* Lyons, Richard (director of creative writing at Mississippi State University)
o Hour of the Cardinal (poetry)
o These Modern Nights
o Thinner You Grow
o Fleur Carnivore (winner of the 2005 Washington Prize)

M

* Mabey, Martha Smith (currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico)
o The Anointing
o Artists Die Best in Black
o Rodolfo Morales, El Senor De Los Suenos
* Majure, Jim (died 1997)
o Reluctant Reunion
o Delta Triangle (soon to be a movie)
* Malone, Dumas 1892 Coldwater
o Dictionary of American Biography
o Jefferson and his Time 5 vols.
* Malone, Kemp
o Literary History of Hamlet
* Manning, Archie and Peyton (with John Underwood)
o Manning: A Father, His Sons, and A Football Legacy
* Marlette, Doug 1949 Laurel, Mississippi
o Kudzu
o The Bridge

* Marrs, Suzanne
o Eudora Welty: A Biography 2005
o The Welty Collection
o Welty and Politics: Did the Writer Crusade?
o One Writer's Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty

* Marshall, Bev
o Right as Rain : A Novel
o Hot Fudge Sundae Blues : A Novel
o Walking Through Shadows

* Marszalek, John
o Assault at West Point: The Court Martial of Johnson Whittaker (Showtime movie as well)
o Sherman's March to the Sea (2005)
o Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck (2004)
o The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House (1998)
o Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order
o The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866
o A Black Businessman in White Mississippi, 1886-1974 ( with Sadie Weir)
o Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press
o Bringing Hope: The Autobiography of a Black Physician (with Douglas Conner)
o American Political History, The State of Discipline
o Court Martial: A Black Man in America
o Encyclopedia of African-America
Jere Hardy Allen

Allen is a figurative painter born in Selma, Alabama, but he now lives in Oxford, Mississippi, and teaches painting and drawing at the University of Mississippi. His work is greatly influenced by Frank Rampolla, for whom he worked for more than five years. He works primarily in oil, using dramatic colors. Typically, his works are inspired initially by myths and symbols, but they are also representations of political and social realities. His paintings have been shown in 40 states and in Europe. Currently, he has a piece touring Southeast Asia, an exhibition scheduled for Huntsville, Alabama, in September of 2000 and a show in New Orleans in October. His work is regularly displayed at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans and Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi.

Henry Clay Anderson 1911-1998

African American Greenville photographer, Separate but Equal: Images from the Segregated South


James McConnell Anderson

Potter, Ocean Springs, known as Mac to his brothers Walter Inglis Anderson and Peter Anderson


Leif Anderson

Youngest daughter of Walter Inglis Anderson, known primarily as a dancer, does pen and ink drawings of dancers, author of memoir Dancing with my Father.



Photo of Leif Anderson by Nancy Jacobs.

Peter Anderson

Master potter. He operated, along with his brothers Walter Anderson and James McConnell Anderson, Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He designed unusual shapes covered with special glazes. Local scenes and birds, fish, and ocean water inspired the designs of his pottery. Ocean Springs regularly holds a Peter Anderson Art Festival.

Rick Anderson

Clinton, MS. Illustrator for M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet and 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi.

Walter Anderson (1903-1965)
Walter Anderson is one of Mississippi's most famous artists. His work includes watercolors, oils, pen-and-ink drawings, ceramic designs, large block prints, mural, most depicting the natural world of Mississippi's Gulf Coast. One of his books is The Horn Island Logs. He also did several children's books including Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat
He is most famous for his watercolors. Many of his drawings are on typewriter paper. His wife Agnes Anderson wrote a memoir Approaching the Magic Hour about him and her relationship with him.. The Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries building in Washington, D.C., presented an exhibit of Walter Anderson's art during the centennial of his birth in 2003. Ocean Springs, Mississippi, houses a museum of his work. Much of his work done on 8 x 10 paper and some of his oils and ceramics were seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina. See photo below of Anderson's home and art after the hurricane.

Blue Crab (left) by Walter Anderson

Photo left shows John Anderson, youngest son of Walter Anderson, surveying the damage after Katrina to Shearwater and Walter Anderson's works.

Photo by Paul Jacobs, MSU.



John Armistead

Artist and writer from Tupelo, Mississippi. He paints primarily in watercolor and oil. This painting (r.) is called Blue Mountain, Mississippi, and is a watercolor 22 x 30. He has published three mysteries and two young adult fiction works. The Tupelo Daily Journal recently (February, 2006) published a new novelette by Armistead in serialized form called Bramlett's Return.


B

Lucille Baker

Louisville, MS, native, specializes in watercolors.

Antoinette Badenhorst

Potter, born in South Africa, now lives in Saltillo, MS

Jo Bailey

Born July 4, 1918 in Corinth, MS., Died June 29, 2002. Grew up in Delta and Oxford, MS. Painter of oils and watercolors.

Van Bankston, Carrollton, MS, minimalist abstract paintings

Nevada Barr

Well-known Mississippi mystery novelist but also a painter-- Beastly Art Show in Clinton featured art works by Clinton novelist Nevada Barr and her friends Tracy Sugg and Robert Sugg which benefited the Mississippi Animal Rescue League; the sale featured paintings of animals by Barr (accompanied by tongue-in-cheek “beastly tales”) and over 50 pieces of pottery and sculpture, some solo works of Tracy’s and Robert’s, as well as several collaborations. Show dates were Oct. 22 through Oct. 30, 2004, at Olde Towne Events located at 302 Jefferson Street, Clinton.

Ann Barron

Painter in Jackson, MS, received her Bachelor of Fine Art from MSCW, In 2002 and 2003, she had paintings accepted into both the American Watercolor Society Show in New York and the National Watercolor Society Show in California, making her the first Mississippi artist to gain acceptance into the top two national juried shows in the same calendar year.

Richard Barthe (1901-1989)

Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of the most important African American sculptors of this century. Received classical training in painting and sculptures. Some sculptures are of famous African Americans, while others are of African dancers, singing slaves, etc. Work permanently on display at Whitney Museum of American Art, also Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg, Chicago Art Institute, 1924-1928. Art Students League, New York, 1931 M.A., Xavier University, New Orleans, 1934 A.F.D., St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 1947. Died 1989. Major Exhibitions: Delphic Studios, New York, 1925. Caz-Delbos Gallery, New York, 1933. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1933, 1935, 1939. World's Fair, New York, 1947.



Lea Barton

Paradox in Paradise exhibit at University of Mississippi ( June 16 - August 25, 2002) in the Lawrence and Fortune Galleries; Barton uses text and collage to explore new ways to present her ideas visually. Born February 23, 1956, in Yazoo, City, Mississippi, she graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 and moved to New York for two years to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute. She has commented that she became more of a Southerner after living in the North when she was being asked to “tell about the South.” She was motivated to re-examine the culture that she “had ignored, rebelled against, and taken for granted.”

In Ghost (see photo right) Barton makes a strong social comment


by using this quotation from William Faulkner in the border: “Years ago we in the South made our women into ghosts.” Faulkner’s words surround a collage of three identical dresses, each accented with a different necklace. A photograph of the ruins of Windsor, the once great, dowry-built antebellum mansion in Port Gibson, Mississippi, appears near the top. Faulkner's words continue around the edge “So what else can we do, being gentlemen, but listen to them being ghosts?” Barton currently lives in Flora, Mississippi; She had an exhibit at MUW in October, 2002, and Paradox in Paradise: Paintings by Lea Barton appeared from November 9, 2002 to January 12, 2003, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Lea Burton and her work.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs

Willie Barton

Folk artist born in Union, Mississippi, in 1905, lived in Newton County, whimsical wood carvings are in Smithsonian Institution. Died in 1983.

Blanche Batson

Pike County, Mississippi, background in decorative arts, architecture and printmaking, most recently concentrated on prints, embossings and cast paper-pulp pieces.

Martin Bean

Native of McComb, Mississippi. He was born in 1972 in Montecello, Mississippi, close to McComb. He studied painting at Mississippi State University before receiving a Master's degree (2001) in painting at LSU in Baton Rouge. He currently teaches painting at Alabama A and M in Huntsville and has an exhibit at Southside Gallery. His works include still life to portrait paintings.

William Beckwith

Sculptor, work on display at Southern Breeze Gallery in Jackson; most famous work is bronze sculpture of William Faulkner which sits in front of court house in Oxford; has done other Mississippi authors including Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and Tennessee Williams


William Faulkner bronze by William Beckwith. Photo by Nancy Jacobs



George Berry, Sr.

Wood carver, Pearl, Mississippi, carves life-like animal statues out of wood, won $5,000 Folk Artist Fellowship from Mississippi Arts Commission, no classical training, moved to Mississippi from Oklahoma in 1972, instructor at Allison Wells School of Arts and Crafts in Canton and Craftsmen's Guild programs at the Jim Buck Ross Agricultural Museum in Jackson. Wrote Wood Carving: An Expression in Wood.

Photo from MS Craftmen's Guild


Bruce Bezaire

Head of Belhaven College art department, paints mostly in acrylics, does landscapes, some portraits and occasional still lifes, does comic strip for Indian Life Magazine, was free-lance arts in Toronto , worked as botanical illustrator at Museum of Natural Science in Ottawa

Vidal Blankenstein She has done Human--Landscape-- 26 paintings and several mono types--on display at Pearl River Glass Studio Gallery, has worked commercially in advertising.

Sandra Bloodworth

Born Charleston, MS, November 22, 1950, has Masters from Ole Miss in Art Education and an MFA in painting from Florida State University, worked as a watercolorist in Jackson, MS, in the 1970's exhibiting and selling her art, moved to New York in 1980 as a painter. Spoke at Ole Miss's art department reunion in 2005.

Currently working in oil. producing approximately 20 paintings a year. Current theme is now "meals" shared with friends and family.

Photos to right are oil on linen (2'x2')

Sandra also works in arts administration as director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Arts for Transit program in New York. She will have a book released on the art program this fall.








Dusti Bonge 1903-1993

She has done 35 colorful works on paper called "Images of Biloxi 1936-1945," which were exhibited at MUW in Columbus, MS, is represented in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C., born in Biloxi in 1903, married Archie Bonge in Chicago, and then became a painter. In 1950's she was member of the Abstract Expressionists and was represented by the prestigious Betty Persons gallery. Mississippi ETV has done half-hour documentary featuring her as an abstract artist. She died in 1993.

Richard H. Booth

Has done 5-by-7 foot abstract paintings as well as intimate self-portraits, produced over 900 works, died March 7, 1999, alumnus of Hinds, born in Water Valley and grew up in Clinton, had muscular dystrophy, visionary painter, had how at Marie Hull Gallery at Hinds Community College in Raymond, degrees from University of Southern Mississippi and a master of fine arts from University of Georgia, works kept mostly hidden during lifetime

Jason Bouldin--oil portrait artist living in Oxford, first place for portraiture in The Artist's Magazine's 16th annual art competition (1999), son of Marshall Bouldin

Marshall Bouldin--Clarksdale portrait painter, now 82 years old, has four children, one named Jason is also an artist

Matthew Brady early photographer, did portrait of Jefferson Davis

Glenda Shaw Brown portrait artist, native of Eupora, Mississippi, now lives in Arlington, Tennessee, grand prize winner at the American Society of Portrait Artists' competition, portrait was of her second cousin Hannah

Marion L. Brown photographer, work shown in Through the Lens: Images of Mississippi at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, one called Tombstone Detail, Girl with Rose

Paul T. Brown Greenwood, Mississippi, 1949, award winning photographer, photos in many magazines of outdoors

Jerry Butler






Born on farm near Magnolia, Mississippi in 1947. Attended Jackson State College and the University of Wisconsin. Now head of art department at the Madison Area Technical College, he has done group shows and solo exhibitions nationwide. He also drew the artwork for the award winning Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature. He has written, illustrated, and designed A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art.

Andrew Bucci

Vicksburg, Mississippi, abstracted landscapes and occasional figure with captivating color, line and pattern, variations in crayon and watercolor, 78 years old, taught by Marie Hull and Mary Clare Sherwood, exhibition at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, called Expressions in Color: An Andrew Bucci Retrospective.

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Mara Califf--sculptor of Clarksdale, pottery, bowls

Paul Campbell

Lives in Edwards, Mississippi, painter, photographer, social commentary on the human condition and spirit, artist-in-




residence at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center since 1992 (the year he retired from Jackson Public Schools), exhibit at Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson in February, 2000, Titles of some works: Homage to Unknown Resting Places, Party Girls, Highly at Risk No. 2, False Security, Highway 61

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Charles Carraway Terry, MS

Exhibit called Outside Interiors at Gallery 119 in Jackson explores light, line and depth with paintings done inside and outside the artistes home, a 1979 graduate of Delta State University (DSU), resides in Jackson and teaches art at Jackson State University. After attending DSU, a program offered by Louisiana Tech University gave Carraway the opportunity to move to Rome, Italy, to study architecture and design. In 1983, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Caroline Russell Compton

Painter born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1907. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1927 and moved to New York to study at the Grand Central School of Art. Compton served as WPA's state art director from 1939-1940. She received numerous awards in shows and did twenty-one oil portraits for the steamboat Sprague's River Hall of Fame, which were destroyed by fire in 1974. Compton died in 1987.

She has nineteen works in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her work was shown in a special exhibit at the museum from November 20, 1999 to January 23, 2000, entitled Caroline Compton: The River at Vicksburg and Beyond




Shu Chang

Photographer, black and white landscapes, stirring effects of light on a variety of natural shapes, White Sand, Monument, N. M. show windswept dunes, Wave is featured at Hinds Community College. She is chemistry professor at Hind, some color photos from China, mostly black and white.

Kate Freeman Clark

Student of William Merritt Chase, lived in Holly Springs in 1922 and left her home and several hundred canvases and sketches from her New York years to town of Holly Springs, exhibited in New York prior to move back to Mississippi, died in 1957.
Langdon Clay Sumner, MS

Maude Schuyler Clay

Photographer, her book Delta Land: Photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay shows rural Mississippi in its beauty, exhibit at Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, into to book by Lewis Nordan, a Mississippi writer, many black and white photos, show Delta landscapes, began the project in 1993, also photo editor for The Oxford American magazine. Maude Schuyler Clay lives in Sumner, Mississippi. Her photographic work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The London Observer Magazine, Mothers and Daughters, Women Photographers, and other books. A new book, called Her Circle, the collection of her low light color portraits of family, friends, and familiar surroundings, will be published in 2003, by Twin Palms/ Twelve Trees Press.

Wallace Colvard

Art director and animator for NBC-TV's Video Imaging Centers, Late Night With David Letterman (1982) - Computer Animation/Design, son of Dr. Dean W. Colvard (MSU president 1960-1966)

Dorree Cooper

Born in Pass Christian in 1953, works in motion pictures as a set decorator, large sculptures, Academy Award nomination for set of Legends of the Fall in 1995.

Fletcher Cox

Woodworker, makes clock of various wood, member Craftsmen's Guild and Chimneyville Crafts Festival since beginning

Charles "Chuck" Crossley

McComb, Mississippi, mixed-media artist, had military career, work in acrylics reflect his interest with how things work, eye injury in Navy, retired, attended Coronada School of Fine Arts in San Diego, mast of fine arts from University of California, taught at San Diego City College for a while, now lives again in McComb, where he grew up, he is a collagist working in mixed media with acrylic, very figurative and abstract, shows in California, Seattle, Las Vegas, Gulfport, Municipal Gallery in Jackson, Gulf South Gallery in McComb


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Martin J. Dain

Photographer from Greenville, MS. Martin Dain photographed Oxford in the 1960's, including its courthouse square, and the surrounding countryside during the last year of William Faulkner’s life. Born in Massachusetts, his love for the writings of Faulkner convinced him to travel to Mississippi and photograph the state. Southside Gallery has a comprehensive collection of Dain's Mississippi work taken from 1961-62, exhibit at Wetherbee house in Greenville. His works are featured in the book Faulkner's World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain, edited by Tom Rankin and published by the University of Mississippi Press, 1997.

Anne Dennis

Exhibit at Dueringer Galleries, watercolor, denser combination, work has look of leaded stained glass, paintings also of angels, landscapes and architecture, one exhibit called A Tribute to Walter Anderson.

George Deloach

Alligator, MS, landscape impressionist painter.

Lucinda Devlin

Hattiesburg photographer and winner of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1999

S. L. Dickey

Columbus, MS, works use an altarpiece-like construction for moral, social and spiritual plays, such as Condemned to Live-- Juxtaposed images of a solder with a bum parachute, a reclining woman and peeping man and a central figure divining an "Outlook not so good" message from the innards of a Magic 8 ball.

Scott Didlake

Crystal, Mississippi, died in 1994, best known as an artist but also a gifted musician and a writer. He was a craftsman who made gourd banjos, which he called banzas, which originally came from Africa. "Banza" is one of the old African names for this instrument, which is the predecessor of the banjo, the only truly American instrument. He became a member of the craftsmen's guild of Mississippi. He died of als (Lou Gehrig's disease) at the age of 46 in 1994. His instruments are now collectibles. He and a handful of others sparked the now fast-growing movement of gourd banjo players and makers.

Anthony DiFatta

Native of Hattiesburg, Miss., currently lives in Jackson with his wife Melissa and son Preston. He grew up in the swamps of southern Louisiana near New Orleans; painter did About Jackson solo show at Nunnery's Gallery in Jackson

Jim Dollarhide Greenwood, 1952, grew up in Jackson, commercial cinematographer and film producer, many advertising awards.

G. Ruger Donoho Book about him done by Rene Paul Barilleaux, and Victoria J. Beck called G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter' Path. born in 1857 in Church Hill, MS, became one of America's foremost Impressionist painters and a pioneer of the East Hampton, NY, artist community, exhibit in Jackson showed over 30 paintings and drawings and then toured nationally through 1996, Mississippi Museum of Art, painted countryside of France.
William Dunlap born in Tupelo, degrees from Mississippi College and University of Mississippi, won national attention with one-man show (Corcoran Panorama) at Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C. in 1987, paints landscapes and people of Mississippi and Virginia and North Carolina, did limited edition print of "Postage Stamp of Native Soil" for Dunlap by N. Jacobs Faulkner Centennial Celebration in 1997, contemporary style, also does sculpture, work hangs in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has received the Danforth Award in Visual Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation International Fellowship, grant from The Warhol Foundation , residency in Bangkok, Thailand, Lila Wallace/Readers' Digest International

Artists Fellow, visual arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around Town, studio in McLean, VA and New York City.

Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs

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William Eggleston 1939, well-known photographer, born in Memphis but grew up on cotton plantation in Mississippi, attended University of Mississippi but did not graduate

Carol Epperson--Born in Philadelphia, MS and currently living in Raymond, MS

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Martha Ferris Vicksburg, MS, painter, married to writer Kos Kostmayer. She won several public art commissions, including the first riverfront mural for Vicksburg in 2001. In 2003 she was commissioned to paint a mural on stainless steel for the 55-foot central rotunda of the new McWillie School in Jackson. This year she will create the Mill Street Project, in which she will provide 22 masonry inlays for the new viaducts at the renovated train station in Jackson. Ferris has begun exploring the theme of shadows through a combination of photography, printmaking, collage and painting. She lives and works in her studio on her family's farm near Vicksburg

Charles Henri Ford ( Feb. 10, 1913-2002) Brookhaven, Mississippi, the son of Charles Lloyd Ford and Gertrude (Cato) Ford, grew up in small towns all over the South, where his family operated hotels, American poet, editor, artist, and filmmaker, helped introduce surrealism to America through his poems and his avant-garde magazine of the 1940s, died on Friday, September 27, 2002, in Manhattan at the age of 94.

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Susan Ford Glass blower

Steve Gardner Portrait of Son Thomas called Playing the Blues

John Gaddis Jackson, watercolorist

Sam Gilliam Born in 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi, famous in the 1960's for abstract canvases and paintings with brilliant colors. He draped with brightly colored cloth buildings and made enormous paintings that resembled quilts.

Amy Giust lives in Hattiesburg (10 years), born in Cincinnati, best-selling visual artist at Southern Breeze Gallery, acrylic paintings, some watercolor, show at SBG called People and Places


Edwina Goodman Jackson, watercolorist

Sam Gore (Samuel Marshall Gore) Winner of MIAL award for Visual Arts in 1997. On faculty at Mississippi College since 1951. Most familiar works are Student Nurse, a bronze nurse which stands in the lobby of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, The Working Man, located in front of the Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Head of Christ, Madonna and Child on other religious figures.

Marita Goote -Photographer, MSU Professor, 2003 Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, one of 18 artists selected for the exhibition, also selected in 2005, presented "Sand Shadows and Creative Pinholes" at the national Photographic Imaging Education Association conference in Orlando, Florida - Feb. 2005, received HARP award from MSU Humanities Institute in 2005

Photo at right by Nancy Jacobs


Paul Jacobs, Marita Gootee, Gary Myers

Jason Greene BFA from Mississippi State University in 1997 where he was an illustrator for archaeologists. He worked for several years as a designer and fabricator of interactive children's exhibits. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill and their two dogs.

Les Green--miniature works of art, Meridian, figures in landscape, arrangement of florals, works now almost entirely with colored pencils, now legally blind

Edwin Phillips Granberry Created comic strip Buz Sawyer for more than 30 years, also a writer. See http://shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/write.html

Myra Green exhibited at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, daughter Lynn Green Root is also an artist, exhibit called Crossing the Threshold: Five Paths through Mississippi at Mississippi Museum of Art, Nov. 7, 1999.


Dan Guravich photographer for 19 books, first was Man and The River - The Mississippi published in 1968 with Hodding Carter, lived in Greenville, died in 1997, founded Polar Bears Alive, photographer for National Geographic

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Theora Hamblett (1895-1977) Became primitive painter at 54 years of age, first Mississippi artist to have work exhibited at Museum of Modern Art in New York bought house in Oxford, MS, worked in primitive, innocent style, based her drawings on visions and dreams and girlhood memories, grew up on farm in north Mississippi, colorful, childlike paintings of children playing games, rural scenes reflections of farm life in Mississippi, known as visionary but primitive artist.

Sarah Frances Hardy Solo exhibition in Jackson at Pearl River Glass Studio/Gallery called Nature's Pieces (29 recent works in acrylic on paper) one show called Elements of Nature at Agora Gallery, Soho, NY., now lives in Tupelo, uses thick, sturdy rag paper, scenes from Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and Wall Doxey State Park, flower and still lifes, degree in studio art from Davidson College in NC, also studied in NY and Paris, went to law school.

Katrina Estes Hill acrylic painter on recycled wood, born in Louisville, MS, and now lives in White Bluff, TN, just outside Nashville

William Hollingsworth 1910-1944, Jackson born, regionalist, drawings, paintings, lithographs, watercolors of Jackson, shown at Mississippi Museum of Art's Collection Gallery (called William Hollingsworth: The Back Road Home-- paintings of days gone by), 300 works in the museum's collection given by wife Jane Oakley Hollingsworth. He died at 34, book about him called Hollingsworth: The Man, the Artist, and His Work

Joseph Horn

Fine art bird sculptor in wood, does wood carvings of birds of prey, owls, hawks,
eagles, falcons

Robert Hubbard--photographer, Artist of the Year 1990 at Rembrandt Society of the Mississippi Museum of Art, many awards.

Hudspeth, Joe Mac Freelance wildlife photographer, published work more than 500 times in state, regional, and national publications, including Mississippi Outdoors, Birder's World, Ducks Unlimited, Awarded the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for National History's Grand Prize for Wildlife of a least bittern that appeared in The Nature Conservancy's calendar, his photos were selected for the 1997-98 and 99 Mississippi Duck Stamp and on the Mississippi Sportsman's License for more than three years

Florence Huffman, photographer, photographed the land and people who came to Deer Camp in the Mississippi Delta, historically significant.

Marie Atkinson Hull (1890-1980) Born in Summit, lived in Belhaven of Jackson for many years, known for her landscapes and still-life oil paintings in several impressionistic styles. classifies her work in three categories,---traditional , transitional, and contemporary, vivid colors of near abstract flowers and landscapes, much of work features European scenes, but also sharecroppers, participated in Allison's Wells Art Colony, Hull was the recipient of a gold medal at the Mississippi Art Association (1920); first prize at the Southern States Art League (1926); second prize at the Davis Wildflower Competition, San Antonio, Texas (1929); watercolor prizes, Southern States Art League (1931); and the New Orleans Art Association and the Benjamin prize at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club (1932)--both in Louisiana. Her work is represented in private and public permanent collections, including the Mississippi Art Association; high schools in Laurel and Jackson, Mississippi; Southwestern Texas Normal School; the Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and others


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Birney Imes--photographer, books JukeJoint and Whispering Pines (photos of people, artifacts of a roadhouse in Columbus, Mississippi)


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Jackson, Paul Starkville, MS, born in Kansas, but he grew up in Starkville, attended SHS and graduated from MSU, world-renowned for his watercolor art and technique. He was primarily responsible for the use and perfecting of a reflection technique used by many watercolor artists now, designed the public's favorite design of Lewis and Clark for the quarter for Missouri and created a spectacular tile mural at the University of Missouri-Columbia that was used in tandem with the local schools teaching the complicated math required to design and place the mural.

Elizabeth Johnson Vibrant still lifes, 35 paintings on display at Brown's Fine Art and Framing in Jackson.

Bessie Johnson African American basket maker from West Point, MS.

Bonnie Jones--artist living in Natchez, makes dolls in polymer clay which are fired or air dried

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Dylan Kargas--Starkville sculptor, ceramics, pastels, illustrator for archaeologists, Bodies in Clay Exhibit at the Cobb Institute of Archeaology, similar exhibits in Memphis and Meridien Museums of Art, 2005, winner of first place award at Starkville Arts Festival, 2005, and first place, 2006 Beaumont Art League National.




Eyd Kazery photographer at Delta Blues Festival 1979-1984, exhibited at Hinds College, Feb. 7, 1999.
Bern and Franke Keating-- Greenville, world travelers on assignment for leading periodicals, Photo of Bern Keating and Franke Keating from Mississippi book flap. Photo by Franke Keating.Bern Keating published 24 books and several hundred articles in Life, The New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Playboy, National Geographic, Bern and Franke compiled and wrote Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Economic Development). Bern Keating died in 2004.

J. B. Keith hammer dulcimer maker in Clinton, member Craftsmen's Guild, made dulcimers for 35 years, about 3000 instruments.

Stephen Kirkpatrick

Wildlife photographer from Jackson, highlighted on Wild Things, has published more than 1700 photographs in magazines and books rainworldwide, twice named winner in International Wildlife Photographer competition in London, publisher of many books including Whistling Wings: The Beauty of Ducks in Flight, The Naturalist's Journal: A Book for Records, Notes and Observations, Wild Mississippi: A Natural View, Romancing the Rain, First impressions: A photographic collection of nature's moments, moods & memories and Wilder Mississippi with his wife Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick.




Baxter Knowlton--Mississippi native and Little Rock resident, known for paintings of famous Mississippi and other Southern writers, including Walker Percy, 2003, and Flannery O'Connor 2004 posters for the Oxford Conference for the Book, Knowlton has also painted William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Shelby Foote 2005 poster.




Photo courtesy of Baxter Knowlton

Dennis Krueger of Springwood Pottery.

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Andrew Lark

Teacher of art at Starkville High School for nine years , awarded Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2003), Starkville School District Teacher of the Year (2002), Andrew Lark by Nancy Jacobsthe Governor's Award in Art Education, and Starkville High School Teacher of the Year. He has had five scholastic art winners between 1998-2002, won 44 state scholastic art awards and four national scholastic art winners and the 3rd Congressional District Art Award (2002).





In 2001 his students won 37 state scholastic awards and four national scholastic art awards. From 1997-98, his students have won 32 state scholastic awards, two national scholastic awards and one student won the Kennedy Center Creative Ticket Award. Other outstanding accomplishments include directing and/or assisting the visual art students who received 28 national awards and more than 400 state awards. Altogether his students have received more than $1.2 million in scholarships during the past two years because of their advanced art skills. In addition, two students (one finishing in the top ten, the other in the top four among 20,000 students) were named finalists for the highest award given to a visual art student, the Presidential Scholars Award.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs

John Lawrence Photographer for Walls of Light (book of the murals of Walter Anderson).

Ross Lunz Sculptor, Vicksburg, MS


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Eric McDonald Best known for his maritime paintings and portraits. A member of the American Society of Marine Artists, he comes from a long line of Gulf Coast residents; his family has lived there since the 1880s and the sea is a way of life to him. McDonald works out of three different studios: one in Jackson, one in Florida, and the third aboard Ti Kabana, his two-masted topsail schooner. He was the featured artist in the Mississippi Heart Association’s Art for Heart program in 1999 and his paintings are collected around the country

Doug Marlette Cartoonist from Laurel, does Kudzu cartoon which depicts minister modeled on Will D. Campbell, also author of The Bridge, a novel

Sally Mann Photographer

Lee and Pup McCarty of Merigold Potters who are known for creations from Mississippi mud.

Mary Katherine Knoblock Loyacono McCravey Forest, Mississippi. A leading contributor to many state wide charities, she donated thousands of dollars of paintings for auctions each year to such organizations as Mississippi Cancer Hospital for Children, Mississippi Heart Association, Mississippi Animal Rescue League. She was a teacher for many years. The McCravey-Triplett Student Center opened in Jackson, Mississippi, at Belhaven College is partially named for her. Born April 1, she was 93 in 2003. She has been painting since 1928. She has had several one person shows at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her distinct impressionistic style is sought after by collectors in Mississippi and across the country but are very difficult to acquire at this point.

F. S. McKnight Photographer from 1894 to 1930 in Aberdeen ??

Fannie McMurtry Work exhibited in Crossing the Threshold at MS Museum of Art

Ethel Wright Mohamed Born in 1908 in Fame, MS, lived in Belzoni, did stitchery, needlework, (Sacred Harp Singing), Style has flair for color influenced by family and community traditions and memories, primitive artist, died in 1992.

Joe Moran--Biloxi boat builder turned artist, is known worldwide for his works showing life in a small fishing village on the coast of Mississippi. Joe fathered ten children and by no means was your stereo-typical starving artist. Life was a struggle for him and his large family but hardship was never in the way when pouring his soul into the paintings he created. He founded Moran's Art Studio in Biloxi where people from around the world stop to see his works






Mary Moran- daughter of Joe Moran, who taught her to paint. She specializes in underwater scenes and wildlife and angels and manages Moran's Art Gallery in Biloxi.

Tommy Moran--son of Joe Moran who also paints the beauty of the gulf coast on canvas, uses a true-to-life form and a build-up of paints to give a scene an almost three dimensional effect.
Alice Latimer Moseley folk artist living in Bay St. Louis, began painting at age 60 to deal with her mother's Alzheimer's disease, now 92, Until today I thought I was folks by Alice L. Moseley has shop where she sells reprints of her work, Miss Alice, as she is known, lived in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN, before moving to Bay St. Louis, MS, after attending an art show there in 1988.



David Rae Morris--Photographer and son of Mississippi writer Willie Morris. Morris had a one-man show at MUW in Columbus, Mississippi, in October, 2002, which highlighted his work for My Mississippi, a book he and his father did together. The exhibit was entitled "Look Away," a photographic narrrative.

Photo of David Rae Morris by Nancy Jacobs.


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Gloria Norris Ridgeland, MS, painter and sculptor, Nicaraguan artist married to a Mississippian, has been living in the South for 10 years

Jean Cappadonna Nichols Does ceramic sculptures, received MIAL Award for Visual Arts in 1999, from Tupelo, moved to Florida.

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George Ohr

Called mad potter of Biloxi, ETV Documentary of same name, born before Civil War, opened the Ohr Museum pottery shop called "Pot-Ohr-e," Pottery often humorous, eccentric, fanciful, called by him his "mud babies," died in 1926, Pop art of Andy Warhol caused Ohr's work to be recognized after his death, largest collection of his pottery at George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center in Biloxi, MS..
Photo: Mad Potter of Biloxi


Robbie O'Kelly

lives in Southhaven, Mississippi, commissioned to do stained-glass portrait of Bill Clinton for the Clinton Presidential Library. Owns the MidTown Art Glass Studio in Memphis.

Alex O'Neal painter, a Mississippi native, born in Starkville, raised in Jackson and Greenville, now lives in Brooklyn, NY., had an installation at Mississippi Museum of Art in 2005. In 1999 received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting. Has received other awards from National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Tennessee arts Commission. His drawings and paintings address American community, especially the American South. Drawn images are combined with collage materials from the 1930s to the 1970s and depict typically American themes, such as the homestead and family, Hollywood, or dramatic landscapes.

Mary Lovelace O'Neal Born Jackson, Mississippi, 1942. B.F.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1964. Currently, O'Neal has a one-woman art show at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson open December 7, 2002--February 9, 2003. MFA. Columbia University, 1969. Painter/printmaker. Teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley. Works included in SF MOMA, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. Recipient of "ARTISTE EN FRANCE" Award from French Government. Included in international traveling exhibitions: The Biennale Internationale des Arts, Dakar, Senegal; The Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format.
Mary Lovelace O'Neal Born Jackson, Mississippi, 1942. B.F.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1964. Currently, O'Neal has a one-woman art show at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson open December 7, 2002--February 9, 2003. MFA. Columbia University, 1969. Painter/printmaker. Teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley. Works included in SF MOMA, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. Recipient of "ARTISTE EN FRANCE" Award from French Government. Included in international traveling exhibitions: The Biennale Internationale des Arts, Dakar, Senegal; The Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format.


Dan Overly originator of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi


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James Patterson Photographer of Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, Beth Henley, master printer 911 Gallery owner.

Clive William Pates Columbus, MS, In 2003, Pates relocated his studio from Britain to rural Mississippi. He spent his first six months painting the transition from autumn to winter to spring in a local slough. When the lushness of late spring had completely taken over, he moved back to his former, and more open, view in the shade of the Old Bridge by the Tombigbee River. In this period of time he has delighted Mississippi art lovers with solo exhibitions at Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women, and Twenty Minutes of Light at Gallery 119 in the capitol city of Jackson, invited to represent the state of contemporary arts in Mississippi in the 2005 Mississippi Museum of Art’s Mississippi Invitational.

Mary Anderson Pickard-- daughter of famed artist Walter Anderson, Ocean Springs, MS

Elijah Pierce is from Baldwin, Mississippi, said by some to be one of greatest folk wood carvers in American history.

Gail Pittman Jackson-based artist of pottery , ceramics studio, on NBC's Today, business specializing in hand-painted dinnerware and home accessories,illustrator for Catherine Carter's book Anna's Choice (2005, Quail RIdge Press)


H. C. Porter Jackson, MS, born 1963, painter and photographer, creates serigraphs by creating hand-painted film positives representing each color, owns and exhibits at Creative Spirit Studio, Art Director and master printer for sports artist Rick Rush. Limited Edition serigraphs for NBC Sports, Wimbledon, Churchill Downs, and the NFL.

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Chase Quarterman Youngest artist of the gallery of The South's show, entitled QuARTet. QuARTet exhibition, a 2003 graduate of Mississippi College, Quarterman has traveled in Europe and Asia, drawing inspiration from different cultures and the arts that influence those cultures. Utilizing elements of post-impressionism, Oriental art, and expressionism, and the influence of different Southern artists, Quarterman has created a timeless sort of art, one that is both retro and modern, and like a good song or fine wine, will connect with different viewers at different levels. Quarterman’s mentor is Clinton’s Wyatt Waters.

Kenneth Quinn show called God's Graces and Special Places, does watercolor/prismacolor pencil, of houses, schools, churches, art instructor at Mississippi College.


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Marshall Ramsey Ramsey is a political cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, has been nominated for five Pulitzer prizes and was a finalist in 2002. MRamsey
He has also appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers. In college he won the top prize for collegiate cartoonists (The John Locher Memorial Award), has been featured in Editor and Publisher magazine. He is syndicated nationally by Copley News Service. His cartoons appear in Marshall Ramsey's Greatest Hits.

Marshall Ramsey

Ramsey is a political cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, has been nominated for five Pulitzer prizes and was a finalist in 2002. MRamsey
He has also appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers. In college he won the top prize for collegiate cartoonists (The John Locher Memorial Award), has been featured in Editor and Publisher magazine. He is syndicated nationally by Copley News Service. His cartoons appear in Marshall Ramsey's Greatest Hits.


Herbert Randall Photographer, exhibit at University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art in Hattiesburg called "Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall"

Hysterine Rankin exhibited in Crossing: Five Paths, modern-day African-American applique quilter.


Lee Renninger Gulfport, MS, ceramic artist, wife of artist Jeff Schmuki, chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005) at Mississippi Museum of Art, born and raised in Miami, Florida. Originally a painter, Renninger was part of the Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado (MARS) Artspace in Phoenix, Arizona from 1995-2000. While there, she teamed up with fellow artist and ceramist Jeff Schmuki, who introduced her to clay. Since then she has worked in that medium, creating ceramic-based installations. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, among other venues. Renninger was a recipient of a 2003 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship Award.

Elizabeth Robinson--Jackson glass artist , works on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art, November, 2002

Jack Robinson, Jr.--photographer, born in Meridian and grew up in Clarksdale, for more information go to this web site. Born September 18, 1928, he died in November 1997.

Lynn Green Root died at age 46, daughter of Jackson artist Myra Hamilton Green. Painted mural at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar and portrait of Thalia Mara in Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.

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Jeff Schmuki Gulfport, MS, ceramics, husband of ceramic artist Lee Renninger, hand-built, laminated and compressed sculptural objects, site responsive installations and clay drawings represent the Mississippi landscape, chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005) at Mississippi Museum of Art,

Earl Simmons Bovina artist, featured in Karekin Geokjian's book, Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists.

Joey Kim Sessums, Dr., Sculptor, Brookhaven OB-GYN, born in Forest, MS, did bust of Eudora Welty at MUW.

Pam Sharp ceramic artist, Rankin County

Lesley Silver Photographer, owner of Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, uses pinhole cameras, toning, hand tinting , double exposures, etc.
Cliff Speaks Brandon, MS, Member of the Jackson-based Brecon Arts group . A recent graduate of University of Southern Mississippi, Speaks has been a working professionally as a graphic artist for more than six years, and has been active in the fine arts for three. Speaks enjoys painting landscapes and still life works, but lately he has done more abstract and figurative expressionistic art. He uses various shapes, colors, and textures to create designs that are unique and are immediately recognizable as his own. His has a deeply rooted interest in portraying Southern culture and uses it as a source of inspiration.

Jack Spencer Photographer, Did Native Soil: Images of the South with Ellen Douglas.

Christopher Inglis Stebly--son of Mary Anderson Pickard, Walter Anderson's first born and first daughter, born in 1967 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where he still lives. He decorates pottery at his family's business, Shearwater Pottery. He formally trained for one year at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts under Auseklis Ozols (the founder), in 1991. but he has been painting on his own ever since. His paintings are for sale at the Walter Anderson Museum.
Robert Sugg pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist Nevada Barr

Tracy Sugg pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist Nevada Barr

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Sarah Mary Taylor folk artist and quitter, now 82, quilts have figures and animals, Left Hand, drawings.
Emmitt Thames Gulfport, paints in watercolor, oil and egg tempera scenes of and around Mississippi, self taught artist, work sold at Brown's Gallery since the early 1970's, born in Lincoln County, Mississippi.



Stanley Thomas, Jr. Artist in wood from Batesville, Mississippi; a member of the Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi, who has been featured on PBS Photo right: Thomas and his wife pose before some of the beautiful bowls he has fashioned.Wooden bowls by Thomas of Batesville. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photos courtesy of the artist.

George T. Thurmond-- impressionist landscape painter from Starkville, born in 1949 in Hollandale, graduated from Delta State in 1968. Thurmond bookHis book Nature and Light: A Personal View explains his view of light and painting. A devoted adherent of Plein-air, he made the pilgrimage to Provincetown, Mass in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973 to confront the teachings firsthand, MSU 2004 ART EXHIBITION SHOW featured George T. Thurmond Color Studies: Light Keys in the Landscape, The Gallery in McComas Hall, October 4, 2004.

George T. Thurmond

Impressionist landscape painter from Starkville, born in 1949 in Hollandale, graduated from Delta State in 1968. Thurmond bookHis book Nature and Light: A Personal View explains his view of light and painting. A devoted adherent of Plein-air, he made the pilgrimage to Provincetown, Mass in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973 to confront the teachings firsthand, MSU 2004 ART EXHIBITION SHOW featured George T. Thurmond Color Studies: Light Keys in the Landscape, The Gallery in McComas Hall, October 4, 2004.


Kevin L. Turner, Gautier, MS, $5000 Artist Fellowship-Visual from Mississippi Arts Commission

Glennray Tutor Oxford, MS, Paints contemporary commonplace items such as home canned as well as store-bought jars of vegetables, fruit, jellies; toys; fireworks; candies; marbles transforms them and creates photorealistic works from them. Tutor is able to create a sort of three-dimensional representation of these common items, making the items jump off the canvas at the viewer, and turning the common into something unique.

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Wyatt Water

Painter, watercolorist, also plays guitar and writes music for the musical group called WatersEdge. Born in Brookhaven, Miss., in 1955, Waters attended Mississippi College, where he won the Bellman award for painting and received both his bachelor's and master's degrees. Waters, who now lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife Vicki and their daughter Crimson, .has taught part-time at both MC and Millsaps College. Waters initially gained attention in the 1980's by painting famous Jackson landmarks. An impressionist style artist, Waters paints familiar people, places and things outside on location, occasionally with other Clinton and Jackson artists. Waters's works have been exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Meridian Museum of Art, Gulf/South Galleries in McComb and Bryant Galleries in both Jackson and New Orleans. His works have been featured in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor 87, and Mississippi Magazine. He is a past vice president and signature member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society.

His books Another Coat of Paint: An Artist's View of Jackson, Mississippi; Christmas Stories from Mississippi' and Southern Palate (cookbook illustrated by Waters) are available at local bookstores. Other works include Christmas in the South, A Very Southern Christmas, and An Oxford Sketchbook.
An exhibition by Mississippi watercolor painter and Mississippi College alumnus Wyatt Waters ran Mar. 2 to Mar. 31,2002 in the Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery.


Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs

Ben Watts

Sculptor who three years ago took up sculpting full time. Sculptor Ben Watts and his work of Walter PaytonHe has won numerous awards in these years and has just completed a large commission piece of Walter Payton (see photo right) for Columbia High School. His piece named "Ptocowa" of a wounded Indian with a maiden pouring water on him is now on the Mississippi Governor's desk. Tocawa means "healing Waters". Tocowa, Mississippi, is a spring south of Batesville where former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove grew up.






Eudora Welty

Photographer and world-famous author. Click on highlighted name for information about her life and works.



Elizabeth Wolfe artist based in Jackson, Mississippi, who runs Wolfe Studio, she is Mildred Nungester Wolfe's daughter , editor of book of her mother's art

Mildred Nungester Wolfe (b. 1912) one of Mississippi's most prominent artists. Her portrait of Eudora Welty hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., her paintings and sculptures are included in the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Millsaps College, Montgomery Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. Wolfe has worked in oils, watercolors, ceramics, prints, and stained glass for over seventy years. She blends impressionism with postimpressionism, and her technique is influenced by the effects of light on her subjects

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Andrew Carey Young--Stained glass artist and winner of 2002 Governor's Artist's Achievement Award, owner of Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson, which he established in 1975. He has studied with German glass artists and a Russian master iconographer. He has also designed stained glass for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison and St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport.

D. C. Young

Photographer, stained glass

Photo by Barb Gauntt, Clarion-Ledger


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List of photographers in Exhibition at Lauren Rogers Museum : Through the Lens: Images of Mississippi October 28 - November 23, 1999.
Exhibit featured 46 artists from Mississippi's photographic history, the exhibition included images from the 1880s to the present. Organized by LRMA, the exhibition concept was inspired by Patti Carr Black's recent book, Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980 (University Press of Mississippi, 1998). Photographers included Bette Barber, Michael Barrett, Richard Beadle, Lyle Bonge, Edward Boynton, Mathew Brady, Marion Brown, Jane Rule Burdine, Kevin Cooper, Maude Schuyler Clay, J. R. Cofield, Jack Cofield, J. C. Coovert, martin Dain, William Eggleston, Roland Feeman, Steve Gardner, Charles Gillespie, M. R. Harrington, Lewis Hine, Robert Hubbard, Birney Imes, III, Tim Isbell, Eyd Kazery, Franke Keating, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Jack Kotz, Dorothea Lange, F. S. McKnight, Marguerite H. McMullan, J. Mack Moore, Henry C. Norman, James Patterson, Herbert Randall, Tom Rankin, Wynn Richards, Cecil Rimes, Kim Rushing, Eric von Seutter, Jack Spencer, Theodore Sweeney, Leo Touchet, Eudora Welty, Ed Wheeler, Marion Post Wolcott and D. C. Young.
Jere Hardy Allen

Allen is a figurative painter born in Selma, Alabama, but he now lives in Oxford, Mississippi, and teaches painting and drawing at the University of Mississippi. His work is greatly influenced by Frank Rampolla, for whom he worked for more than five years. He works primarily in oil, using dramatic colors. Typically, his works are inspired initially by myths and symbols, but they are also representations of political and social realities. His paintings have been shown in 40 states and in Europe. Currently, he has a piece touring Southeast Asia, an exhibition scheduled for Huntsville, Alabama, in September of 2000 and a show in New Orleans in October. His work is regularly displayed at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans and Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi.

Henry Clay Anderson 1911-1998

African American Greenville photographer, Separate but Equal: Images from the Segregated South


James McConnell Anderson

Potter, Ocean Springs, known as Mac to his brothers Walter Inglis Anderson and Peter Anderson


Leif Anderson

Youngest daughter of Walter Inglis Anderson, known primarily as a dancer, does pen and ink drawings of dancers, author of memoir Dancing with my Father.



Photo of Leif Anderson by Nancy Jacobs.

Peter Anderson

Master potter. He operated, along with his brothers Walter Anderson and James McConnell Anderson, Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He designed unusual shapes covered with special glazes. Local scenes and birds, fish, and ocean water inspired the designs of his pottery. Ocean Springs regularly holds a Peter Anderson Art Festival.

Rick Anderson

Clinton, MS. Illustrator for M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet and 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi.

Walter Anderson (1903-1965)
Walter Anderson is one of Mississippi's most famous artists. His work includes watercolors, oils, pen-and-ink drawings, ceramic designs, large block prints, mural, most depicting the natural world of Mississippi's Gulf Coast. One of his books is The Horn Island Logs. He also did several children's books including Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat
He is most famous for his watercolors. Many of his drawings are on typewriter paper. His wife Agnes Anderson wrote a memoir Approaching the Magic Hour about him and her relationship with him.. The Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries building in Washington, D.C., presented an exhibit of Walter Anderson's art during the centennial of his birth in 2003. Ocean Springs, Mississippi, houses a museum of his work. Much of his work done on 8 x 10 paper and some of his oils and ceramics were seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina. See photo below of Anderson's home and art after the hurricane.

Blue Crab (left) by Walter Anderson

Photo left shows John Anderson, youngest son of Walter Anderson, surveying the damage after Katrina to Shearwater and Walter Anderson's works.

Photo by Paul Jacobs, MSU.



John Armistead

Artist and writer from Tupelo, Mississippi. He paints primarily in watercolor and oil. This painting (r.) is called Blue Mountain, Mississippi, and is a watercolor 22 x 30. He has published three mysteries and two young adult fiction works. The Tupelo Daily Journal recently (February, 2006) published a new novelette by Armistead in serialized form called Bramlett's Return.


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Lucille Baker

Louisville, MS, native, specializes in watercolors.

Antoinette Badenhorst

Potter, born in South Africa, now lives in Saltillo, MS

Jo Bailey

Born July 4, 1918 in Corinth, MS., Died June 29, 2002. Grew up in Delta and Oxford, MS. Painter of oils and watercolors.

Van Bankston, Carrollton, MS, minimalist abstract paintings

Nevada Barr

Well-known Mississippi mystery novelist but also a painter-- Beastly Art Show in Clinton featured art works by Clinton novelist Nevada Barr and her friends Tracy Sugg and Robert Sugg which benefited the Mississippi Animal Rescue League; the sale featured paintings of animals by Barr (accompanied by tongue-in-cheek “beastly tales”) and over 50 pieces of pottery and sculpture, some solo works of Tracy’s and Robert’s, as well as several collaborations. Show dates were Oct. 22 through Oct. 30, 2004, at Olde Towne Events located at 302 Jefferson Street, Clinton.

Ann Barron

Painter in Jackson, MS, received her Bachelor of Fine Art from MSCW, In 2002 and 2003, she had paintings accepted into both the American Watercolor Society Show in New York and the National Watercolor Society Show in California, making her the first Mississippi artist to gain acceptance into the top two national juried shows in the same calendar year.

Richard Barthe (1901-1989)

Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of the most important African American sculptors of this century. Received classical training in painting and sculptures. Some sculptures are of famous African Americans, while others are of African dancers, singing slaves, etc. Work permanently on display at Whitney Museum of American Art, also Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg, Chicago Art Institute, 1924-1928. Art Students League, New York, 1931 M.A., Xavier University, New Orleans, 1934 A.F.D., St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 1947. Died 1989. Major Exhibitions: Delphic Studios, New York, 1925. Caz-Delbos Gallery, New York, 1933. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1933, 1935, 1939. World's Fair, New York, 1947.



Lea Barton

Paradox in Paradise exhibit at University of Mississippi ( June 16 - August 25, 2002) in the Lawrence and Fortune Galleries; Barton uses text and collage to explore new ways to present her ideas visually. Born February 23, 1956, in Yazoo, City, Mississippi, she graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 and moved to New York for two years to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute. She has commented that she became more of a Southerner after living in the North when she was being asked to “tell about the South.” She was motivated to re-examine the culture that she “had ignored, rebelled against, and taken for granted.”

In Ghost (see photo right) Barton makes a strong social comment


by using this quotation from William Faulkner in the border: “Years ago we in the South made our women into ghosts.” Faulkner’s words surround a collage of three identical dresses, each accented with a different necklace. A photograph of the ruins of Windsor, the once great, dowry-built antebellum mansion in Port Gibson, Mississippi, appears near the top. Faulkner's words continue around the edge “So what else can we do, being gentlemen, but listen to them being ghosts?” Barton currently lives in Flora, Mississippi; She had an exhibit at MUW in October, 2002, and Paradox in Paradise: Paintings by Lea Barton appeared from November 9, 2002 to January 12, 2003, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Lea Burton and her work.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs

Willie Barton

Folk artist born in Union, Mississippi, in 1905, lived in Newton County, whimsical wood carvings are in Smithsonian Institution. Died in 1983.

Blanche Batson

Pike County, Mississippi, background in decorative arts, architecture and printmaking, most recently concentrated on prints, embossings and cast paper-pulp pieces.

Martin Bean

Native of McComb, Mississippi. He was born in 1972 in Montecello, Mississippi, close to McComb. He studied painting at Mississippi State University before receiving a Master's degree (2001) in painting at LSU in Baton Rouge. He currently teaches painting at Alabama A and M in Huntsville and has an exhibit at Southside Gallery. His works include still life to portrait paintings.

William Beckwith

Sculptor, work on display at Southern Breeze Gallery in Jackson; most famous work is bronze sculpture of William Faulkner which sits in front of court house in Oxford; has done other Mississippi authors including Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and Tennessee Williams


William Faulkner bronze by William Beckwith. Photo by Nancy Jacobs



George Berry, Sr.

Wood carver, Pearl, Mississippi, carves life-like animal statues out of wood, won $5,000 Folk Artist Fellowship from Mississippi Arts Commission, no classical training, moved to Mississippi from Oklahoma in 1972, instructor at Allison Wells School of Arts and Crafts in Canton and Craftsmen's Guild programs at the Jim Buck Ross Agricultural Museum in Jackson. Wrote Wood Carving: An Expression in Wood.

Photo from MS Craftmen's Guild


Bruce Bezaire

Head of Belhaven College art department, paints mostly in acrylics, does landscapes, some portraits and occasional still lifes, does comic strip for Indian Life Magazine, was free-lance arts in Toronto , worked as botanical illustrator at Museum of Natural Science in Ottawa

Vidal Blankenstein She has done Human--Landscape-- 26 paintings and several mono types--on display at Pearl River Glass Studio Gallery, has worked commercially in advertising.

Sandra Bloodworth

Born Charleston, MS, November 22, 1950, has Masters from Ole Miss in Art Education and an MFA in painting from Florida State University, worked as a watercolorist in Jackson, MS, in the 1970's exhibiting and selling her art, moved to New York in 1980 as a painter. Spoke at Ole Miss's art department reunion in 2005.

Currently working in oil. producing approximately 20 paintings a year. Current theme is now "meals" shared with friends and family.

Photos to right are oil on linen (2'x2')

Sandra also works in arts administration as director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Arts for Transit program in New York. She will have a book released on the art program this fall.








Dusti Bonge 1903-1993

She has done 35 colorful works on paper called "Images of Biloxi 1936-1945," which were exhibited at MUW in Columbus, MS, is represented in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C., born in Biloxi in 1903, married Archie Bonge in Chicago, and then became a painter. In 1950's she was member of the Abstract Expressionists and was represented by the prestigious Betty Persons gallery. Mississippi ETV has done half-hour documentary featuring her as an abstract artist. She died in 1993.

Richard H. Booth

Has done 5-by-7 foot abstract paintings as well as intimate self-portraits, produced over 900 works, died March 7, 1999, alumnus of Hinds, born in Water Valley and grew up in Clinton, had muscular dystrophy, visionary painter, had how at Marie Hull Gallery at Hinds Community College in Raymond, degrees from University of Southern Mississippi and a master of fine arts from University of Georgia, works kept mostly hidden during lifetime

Jason Bouldin--oil portrait artist living in Oxford, first place for portraiture in The Artist's Magazine's 16th annual art competition (1999), son of Marshall Bouldin

Marshall Bouldin--Clarksdale portrait painter, now 82 years old, has four children, one named Jason is also an artist

Matthew Brady early photographer, did portrait of Jefferson Davis

Glenda Shaw Brown portrait artist, native of Eupora, Mississippi, now lives in Arlington, Tennessee, grand prize winner at the American Society of Portrait Artists' competition, portrait was of her second cousin Hannah

Marion L. Brown photographer, work shown in Through the Lens: Images of Mississippi at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, one called Tombstone Detail, Girl with Rose

Paul T. Brown Greenwood, Mississippi, 1949, award winning photographer, photos in many magazines of outdoors

Jerry Butler






Born on farm near Magnolia, Mississippi in 1947. Attended Jackson State College and the University of Wisconsin. Now head of art department at the Madison Area Technical College, he has done group shows and solo exhibitions nationwide. He also drew the artwork for the award winning Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature. He has written, illustrated, and designed A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art.

Andrew Bucci

Vicksburg, Mississippi, abstracted landscapes and occasional figure with captivating color, line and pattern, variations in crayon and watercolor, 78 years old, taught by Marie Hull and Mary Clare Sherwood, exhibition at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, called Expressions in Color: An Andrew Bucci Retrospective.

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Mara Califf--sculptor of Clarksdale, pottery, bowls

Paul Campbell

Lives in Edwards, Mississippi, painter, photographer, social commentary on the human condition and spirit, artist-in-




residence at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center since 1992 (the year he retired from Jackson Public Schools), exhibit at Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson in February, 2000, Titles of some works: Homage to Unknown Resting Places, Party Girls, Highly at Risk No. 2, False Security, Highway 61

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Charles Carraway Terry, MS

Exhibit called Outside Interiors at Gallery 119 in Jackson explores light, line and depth with paintings done inside and outside the artistes home, a 1979 graduate of Delta State University (DSU), resides in Jackson and teaches art at Jackson State University. After attending DSU, a program offered by Louisiana Tech University gave Carraway the opportunity to move to Rome, Italy, to study architecture and design. In 1983, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Caroline Russell Compton

Painter born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1907. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1927 and moved to New York to study at the Grand Central School of Art. Compton served as WPA's state art director from 1939-1940. She received numerous awards in shows and did twenty-one oil portraits for the steamboat Sprague's River Hall of Fame, which were destroyed by fire in 1974. Compton died in 1987.

She has nineteen works in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her work was shown in a special exhibit at the museum from November 20, 1999 to January 23, 2000, entitled Caroline Compton: The River at Vicksburg and Beyond




Shu Chang

Photographer, black and white landscapes, stirring effects of light on a variety of natural shapes, White Sand, Monument, N. M. show windswept dunes, Wave is featured at Hinds Community College. She is chemistry professor at Hind, some color photos from China, mostly black and white.

Kate Freeman Clark

Student of William Merritt Chase, lived in Holly Springs in 1922 and left her home and several hundred canvases and sketches from her New York years to town of Holly Springs, exhibited in New York prior to move back to Mississippi, died in 1957.
Langdon Clay Sumner, MS

Maude Schuyler Clay

Photographer, her book Delta Land: Photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay shows rural Mississippi in its beauty, exhibit at Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, into to book by Lewis Nordan, a Mississippi writer, many black and white photos, show Delta landscapes, began the project in 1993, also photo editor for The Oxford American magazine. Maude Schuyler Clay lives in Sumner, Mississippi. Her photographic work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The London Observer Magazine, Mothers and Daughters, Women Photographers, and other books. A new book, called Her Circle, the collection of her low light color portraits of family, friends, and familiar surroundings, will be published in 2003, by Twin Palms/ Twelve Trees Press.

Wallace Colvard

Art director and animator for NBC-TV's Video Imaging Centers, Late Night With David Letterman (1982) - Computer Animation/Design, son of Dr. Dean W. Colvard (MSU president 1960-1966)

Dorree Cooper

Born in Pass Christian in 1953, works in motion pictures as a set decorator, large sculptures, Academy Award nomination for set of Legends of the Fall in 1995.

Fletcher Cox

Woodworker, makes clock of various wood, member Craftsmen's Guild and Chimneyville Crafts Festival since beginning

Charles "Chuck" Crossley

McComb, Mississippi, mixed-media artist, had military career, work in acrylics reflect his interest with how things work, eye injury in Navy, retired, attended Coronada School of Fine Arts in San Diego, mast of fine arts from University of California, taught at San Diego City College for a while, now lives again in McComb, where he grew up, he is a collagist working in mixed media with acrylic, very figurative and abstract, shows in California, Seattle, Las Vegas, Gulfport, Municipal Gallery in Jackson, Gulf South Gallery in McComb


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Martin J. Dain

Photographer from Greenville, MS. Martin Dain photographed Oxford in the 1960's, including its courthouse square, and the surrounding countryside during the last year of William Faulkner’s life. Born in Massachusetts, his love for the writings of Faulkner convinced him to travel to Mississippi and photograph the state. Southside Gallery has a comprehensive collection of Dain's Mississippi work taken from 1961-62, exhibit at Wetherbee house in Greenville. His works are featured in the book Faulkner's World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain, edited by Tom Rankin and published by the University of Mississippi Press, 1997.

Anne Dennis

Exhibit at Dueringer Galleries, watercolor, denser combination, work has look of leaded stained glass, paintings also of angels, landscapes and architecture, one exhibit called A Tribute to Walter Anderson.

George Deloach

Alligator, MS, landscape impressionist painter.

Lucinda Devlin

Hattiesburg photographer and winner of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1999

S. L. Dickey

Columbus, MS, works use an altarpiece-like construction for moral, social and spiritual plays, such as Condemned to Live-- Juxtaposed images of a solder with a bum parachute, a reclining woman and peeping man and a central figure divining an "Outlook not so good" message from the innards of a Magic 8 ball.

Scott Didlake

Crystal, Mississippi, died in 1994, best known as an artist but also a gifted musician and a writer. He was a craftsman who made gourd banjos, which he called banzas, which originally came from Africa. "Banza" is one of the old African names for this instrument, which is the predecessor of the banjo, the only truly American instrument. He became a member of the craftsmen's guild of Mississippi. He died of als (Lou Gehrig's disease) at the age of 46 in 1994. His instruments are now collectibles. He and a handful of others sparked the now fast-growing movement of gourd banjo players and makers.

Anthony DiFatta

Native of Hattiesburg, Miss., currently lives in Jackson with his wife Melissa and son Preston. He grew up in the swamps of southern Louisiana near New Orleans; painter did About Jackson solo show at Nunnery's Gallery in Jackson

Jim Dollarhide Greenwood, 1952, grew up in Jackson, commercial cinematographer and film producer, many advertising awards.

G. Ruger Donoho Book about him done by Rene Paul Barilleaux, and Victoria J. Beck called G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter' Path. born in 1857 in Church Hill, MS, became one of America's foremost Impressionist painters and a pioneer of the East Hampton, NY, artist community, exhibit in Jackson showed over 30 paintings and drawings and then toured nationally through 1996, Mississippi Museum of Art, painted countryside of France.
William Dunlap born in Tupelo, degrees from Mississippi College and University of Mississippi, won national attention with one-man show (Corcoran Panorama) at Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C. in 1987, paints landscapes and people of Mississippi and Virginia and North Carolina, did limited edition print of "Postage Stamp of Native Soil" for Dunlap by N. Jacobs Faulkner Centennial Celebration in 1997, contemporary style, also does sculpture, work hangs in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has received the Danforth Award in Visual Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation International Fellowship, grant from The Warhol Foundation , residency in Bangkok, Thailand, Lila Wallace/Readers' Digest International

Artists Fellow, visual arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around Town, studio in McLean, VA and New York City.

Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs

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William Eggleston 1939, well-known photographer, born in Memphis but grew up on cotton plantation in Mississippi, attended University of Mississippi but did not graduate

Carol Epperson--Born in Philadelphia, MS and currently living in Raymond, MS

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Martha Ferris Vicksburg, MS, painter, married to writer Kos Kostmayer. She won several public art commissions, including the first riverfront mural for Vicksburg in 2001. In 2003 she was commissioned to paint a mural on stainless steel for the 55-foot central rotunda of the new McWillie School in Jackson. This year she will create the Mill Street Project, in which she will provide 22 masonry inlays for the new viaducts at the renovated train station in Jackson. Ferris has begun exploring the theme of shadows through a combination of photography, printmaking, collage and painting. She lives and works in her studio on her family's farm near Vicksburg

Charles Henri Ford ( Feb. 10, 1913-2002) Brookhaven, Mississippi, the son of Charles Lloyd Ford and Gertrude (Cato) Ford, grew up in small towns all over the South, where his family operated hotels, American poet, editor, artist, and filmmaker, helped introduce surrealism to America through his poems and his avant-garde magazine of the 1940s, died on Friday, September 27, 2002, in Manhattan at the age of 94.

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Susan Ford Glass blower

Steve Gardner Portrait of Son Thomas called Playing the Blues

John Gaddis Jackson, watercolorist

Sam Gilliam Born in 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi, famous in the 1960's for abstract canvases and paintings with brilliant colors. He draped with brightly colored cloth buildings and made enormous paintings that resembled quilts.

Amy Giust lives in Hattiesburg (10 years), born in Cincinnati, best-selling visual artist at Southern Breeze Gallery, acrylic paintings, some watercolor, show at SBG called People and Places


Edwina Goodman Jackson, watercolorist

Sam Gore (Samuel Marshall Gore) Winner of MIAL award for Visual Arts in 1997. On faculty at Mississippi College since 1951. Most familiar works are Student Nurse, a bronze nurse which stands in the lobby of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, The Working Man, located in front of the Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Head of Christ, Madonna and Child on other religious figures.

Marita Goote -Photographer, MSU Professor, 2003 Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, one of 18 artists selected for the exhibition, also selected in 2005, presented "Sand Shadows and Creative Pinholes" at the national Photographic Imaging Education Association conference in Orlando, Florida - Feb. 2005, received HARP award from MSU Humanities Institute in 2005

Photo at right by Nancy Jacobs


Paul Jacobs, Marita Gootee, Gary Myers

Jason Greene BFA from Mississippi State University in 1997 where he was an illustrator for archaeologists. He worked for several years as a designer and fabricator of interactive children's exhibits. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill and their two dogs.

Les Green--miniature works of art, Meridian, figures in landscape, arrangement of florals, works now almost entirely with colored pencils, now legally blind

Edwin Phillips Granberry Created comic strip Buz Sawyer for more than 30 years, also a writer. See http://shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/write.html

Myra Green exhibited at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, daughter Lynn Green Root is also an artist, exhibit called Crossing the Threshold: Five Paths through Mississippi at Mississippi Museum of Art, Nov. 7, 1999.


Dan Guravich photographer for 19 books, first was Man and The River - The Mississippi published in 1968 with Hodding Carter, lived in Greenville, died in 1997, founded Polar Bears Alive, photographer for National Geographic

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Theora Hamblett (1895-1977) Became primitive painter at 54 years of age, first Mississippi artist to have work exhibited at Museum of Modern Art in New York bought house in Oxford, MS, worked in primitive, innocent style, based her drawings on visions and dreams and girlhood memories, grew up on farm in north Mississippi, colorful, childlike paintings of children playing games, rural scenes reflections of farm life in Mississippi, known as visionary but primitive artist.

Sarah Frances Hardy Solo exhibition in Jackson at Pearl River Glass Studio/Gallery called Nature's Pieces (29 recent works in acrylic on paper) one show called Elements of Nature at Agora Gallery, Soho, NY., now lives in Tupelo, uses thick, sturdy rag paper, scenes from Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and Wall Doxey State Park, flower and still lifes, degree in studio art from Davidson College in NC, also studied in NY and Paris, went to law school.

Katrina Estes Hill acrylic painter on recycled wood, born in Louisville, MS, and now lives in White Bluff, TN, just outside Nashville

William Hollingsworth 1910-1944, Jackson born, regionalist, drawings, paintings, lithographs, watercolors of Jackson, shown at Mississippi Museum of Art's Collection Gallery (called William Hollingsworth: The Back Road Home-- paintings of days gone by), 300 works in the museum's collection given by wife Jane Oakley Hollingsworth. He died at 34, book about him called Hollingsworth: The Man, the Artist, and His Work

Joseph Horn

Fine art bird sculptor in wood, does wood carvings of birds of prey, owls, hawks,
eagles, falcons

Robert Hubbard--photographer, Artist of the Year 1990 at Rembrandt Society of the Mississippi Museum of Art, many awards.

Hudspeth, Joe Mac Freelance wildlife photographer, published work more than 500 times in state, regional, and national publications, including Mississippi Outdoors, Birder's World, Ducks Unlimited, Awarded the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for National History's Grand Prize for Wildlife of a least bittern that appeared in The Nature Conservancy's calendar, his photos were selected for the 1997-98 and 99 Mississippi Duck Stamp and on the Mississippi Sportsman's License for more than three years

Florence Huffman, photographer, photographed the land and people who came to Deer Camp in the Mississippi Delta, historically significant.

Marie Atkinson Hull (1890-1980) Born in Summit, lived in Belhaven of Jackson for many years, known for her landscapes and still-life oil paintings in several impressionistic styles. classifies her work in three categories,---traditional , transitional, and contemporary, vivid colors of near abstract flowers and landscapes, much of work features European scenes, but also sharecroppers, participated in Allison's Wells Art Colony, Hull was the recipient of a gold medal at the Mississippi Art Association (1920); first prize at the Southern States Art League (1926); second prize at the Davis Wildflower Competition, San Antonio, Texas (1929); watercolor prizes, Southern States Art League (1931); and the New Orleans Art Association and the Benjamin prize at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club (1932)--both in Louisiana. Her work is represented in private and public permanent collections, including the Mississippi Art Association; high schools in Laurel and Jackson, Mississippi; Southwestern Texas Normal School; the Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and others


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Birney Imes--photographer, books JukeJoint and Whispering Pines (photos of people, artifacts of a roadhouse in Columbus, Mississippi)


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Jackson, Paul Starkville, MS, born in Kansas, but he grew up in Starkville, attended SHS and graduated from MSU, world-renowned for his watercolor art and technique. He was primarily responsible for the use and perfecting of a reflection technique used by many watercolor artists now, designed the public's favorite design of Lewis and Clark for the quarter for Missouri and created a spectacular tile mural at the University of Missouri-Columbia that was used in tandem with the local schools teaching the complicated math required to design and place the mural.

Elizabeth Johnson Vibrant still lifes, 35 paintings on display at Brown's Fine Art and Framing in Jackson.

Bessie Johnson African American basket maker from West Point, MS.

Bonnie Jones--artist living in Natchez, makes dolls in polymer clay which are fired or air dried

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Dylan Kargas--Starkville sculptor, ceramics, pastels, illustrator for archaeologists, Bodies in Clay Exhibit at the Cobb Institute of Archeaology, similar exhibits in Memphis and Meridien Museums of Art, 2005, winner of first place award at Starkville Arts Festival, 2005, and first place, 2006 Beaumont Art League National.




Eyd Kazery photographer at Delta Blues Festival 1979-1984, exhibited at Hinds College, Feb. 7, 1999.
Bern and Franke Keating-- Greenville, world travelers on assignment for leading periodicals, Photo of Bern Keating and Franke Keating from Mississippi book flap. Photo by Franke Keating.Bern Keating published 24 books and several hundred articles in Life, The New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Playboy, National Geographic, Bern and Franke compiled and wrote Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Economic Development). Bern Keating died in 2004.

J. B. Keith hammer dulcimer maker in Clinton, member Craftsmen's Guild, made dulcimers for 35 years, about 3000 instruments.

Stephen Kirkpatrick

Wildlife photographer from Jackson, highlighted on Wild Things, has published more than 1700 photographs in magazines and books rainworldwide, twice named winner in International Wildlife Photographer competition in London, publisher of many books including Whistling Wings: The Beauty of Ducks in Flight, The Naturalist's Journal: A Book for Records, Notes and Observations, Wild Mississippi: A Natural View, Romancing the Rain, First impressions: A photographic collection of nature's moments, moods & memories and Wilder Mississippi with his wife Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick.




Baxter Knowlton--Mississippi native and Little Rock resident, known for paintings of famous Mississippi and other Southern writers, including Walker Percy, 2003, and Flannery O'Connor 2004 posters for the Oxford Conference for the Book, Knowlton has also painted William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Shelby Foote 2005 poster.




Photo courtesy of Baxter Knowlton

Dennis Krueger of Springwood Pottery.

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Andrew Lark

Teacher of art at Starkville High School for nine years , awarded Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2003), Starkville School District Teacher of the Year (2002), Andrew Lark by Nancy Jacobsthe Governor's Award in Art Education, and Starkville High School Teacher of the Year. He has had five scholastic art winners between 1998-2002, won 44 state scholastic art awards and four national scholastic art winners and the 3rd Congressional District Art Award (2002).





In 2001 his students won 37 state scholastic awards and four national scholastic art awards. From 1997-98, his students have won 32 state scholastic awards, two national scholastic awards and one student won the Kennedy Center Creative Ticket Award. Other outstanding accomplishments include directing and/or assisting the visual art students who received 28 national awards and more than 400 state awards. Altogether his students have received more than $1.2 million in scholarships during the past two years because of their advanced art skills. In addition, two students (one finishing in the top ten, the other in the top four among 20,000 students) were named finalists for the highest award given to a visual art student, the Presidential Scholars Award.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs

John Lawrence Photographer for Walls of Light (book of the murals of Walter Anderson).

Ross Lunz Sculptor, Vicksburg, MS


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Eric McDonald Best known for his maritime paintings and portraits. A member of the American Society of Marine Artists, he comes from a long line of Gulf Coast residents; his family has lived there since the 1880s and the sea is a way of life to him. McDonald works out of three different studios: one in Jackson, one in Florida, and the third aboard Ti Kabana, his two-masted topsail schooner. He was the featured artist in the Mississippi Heart Association’s Art for Heart program in 1999 and his paintings are collected around the country

Doug Marlette Cartoonist from Laurel, does Kudzu cartoon which depicts minister modeled on Will D. Campbell, also author of The Bridge, a novel

Sally Mann Photographer

Lee and Pup McCarty of Merigold Potters who are known for creations from Mississippi mud.

Mary Katherine Knoblock Loyacono McCravey Forest, Mississippi. A leading contributor to many state wide charities, she donated thousands of dollars of paintings for auctions each year to such organizations as Mississippi Cancer Hospital for Children, Mississippi Heart Association, Mississippi Animal Rescue League. She was a teacher for many years. The McCravey-Triplett Student Center opened in Jackson, Mississippi, at Belhaven College is partially named for her. Born April 1, she was 93 in 2003. She has been painting since 1928. She has had several one person shows at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her distinct impressionistic style is sought after by collectors in Mississippi and across the country but are very difficult to acquire at this point.

F. S. McKnight Photographer from 1894 to 1930 in Aberdeen ??

Fannie McMurtry Work exhibited in Crossing the Threshold at MS Museum of Art

Ethel Wright Mohamed Born in 1908 in Fame, MS, lived in Belzoni, did stitchery, needlework, (Sacred Harp Singing), Style has flair for color influenced by family and community traditions and memories, primitive artist, died in 1992.

Joe Moran--Biloxi boat builder turned artist, is known worldwide for his works showing life in a small fishing village on the coast of Mississippi. Joe fathered ten children and by no means was your stereo-typical starving artist. Life was a struggle for him and his large family but hardship was never in the way when pouring his soul into the paintings he created. He founded Moran's Art Studio in Biloxi where people from around the world stop to see his works






Mary Moran- daughter of Joe Moran, who taught her to paint. She specializes in underwater scenes and wildlife and angels and manages Moran's Art Gallery in Biloxi.

Tommy Moran--son of Joe Moran who also paints the beauty of the gulf coast on canvas, uses a true-to-life form and a build-up of paints to give a scene an almost three dimensional effect.
Alice Latimer Moseley folk artist living in Bay St. Louis, began painting at age 60 to deal with her mother's Alzheimer's disease, now 92, Until today I thought I was folks by Alice L. Moseley has shop where she sells reprints of her work, Miss Alice, as she is known, lived in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN, before moving to Bay St. Louis, MS, after attending an art show there in 1988.



David Rae Morris--Photographer and son of Mississippi writer Willie Morris. Morris had a one-man show at MUW in Columbus, Mississippi, in October, 2002, which highlighted his work for My Mississippi, a book he and his father did together. The exhibit was entitled "Look Away," a photographic narrrative.

Photo of David Rae Morris by Nancy Jacobs.


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Gloria Norris Ridgeland, MS, painter and sculptor, Nicaraguan artist married to a Mississippian, has been living in the South for 10 years

Jean Cappadonna Nichols Does ceramic sculptures, received MIAL Award for Visual Arts in 1999, from Tupelo, moved to Florida.

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George Ohr

Called mad potter of Biloxi, ETV Documentary of same name, born before Civil War, opened the Ohr Museum pottery shop called "Pot-Ohr-e," Pottery often humorous, eccentric, fanciful, called by him his "mud babies," died in 1926, Pop art of Andy Warhol caused Ohr's work to be recognized after his death, largest collection of his pottery at George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center in Biloxi, MS..
Photo: Mad Potter of Biloxi


Robbie O'Kelly

lives in Southhaven, Mississippi, commissioned to do stained-glass portrait of Bill Clinton for the Clinton Presidential Library. Owns the MidTown Art Glass Studio in Memphis.

Alex O'Neal painter, a Mississippi native, born in Starkville, raised in Jackson and Greenville, now lives in Brooklyn, NY., had an installation at Mississippi Museum of Art in 2005. In 1999 received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting. Has received other awards from National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Tennessee arts Commission. His drawings and paintings address American community, especially the American South. Drawn images are combined with collage materials from the 1930s to the 1970s and depict typically American themes, such as the homestead and family, Hollywood, or dramatic landscapes.

Mary Lovelace O'Neal Born Jackson, Mississippi, 1942. B.F.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1964. Currently, O'Neal has a one-woman art show at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson open December 7, 2002--February 9, 2003. MFA. Columbia University, 1969. Painter/printmaker. Teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley. Works included in SF MOMA, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. Recipient of "ARTISTE EN FRANCE" Award from French Government. Included in international traveling exhibitions: The Biennale Internationale des Arts, Dakar, Senegal; The Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format.
Mary Lovelace O'Neal Born Jackson, Mississippi, 1942. B.F.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1964. Currently, O'Neal has a one-woman art show at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson open December 7, 2002--February 9, 2003. MFA. Columbia University, 1969. Painter/printmaker. Teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley. Works included in SF MOMA, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. Recipient of "ARTISTE EN FRANCE" Award from French Government. Included in international traveling exhibitions: The Biennale Internationale des Arts, Dakar, Senegal; The Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format.


Dan Overly originator of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi


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James Patterson Photographer of Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, Beth Henley, master printer 911 Gallery owner.

Clive William Pates Columbus, MS, In 2003, Pates relocated his studio from Britain to rural Mississippi. He spent his first six months painting the transition from autumn to winter to spring in a local slough. When the lushness of late spring had completely taken over, he moved back to his former, and more open, view in the shade of the Old Bridge by the Tombigbee River. In this period of time he has delighted Mississippi art lovers with solo exhibitions at Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women, and Twenty Minutes of Light at Gallery 119 in the capitol city of Jackson, invited to represent the state of contemporary arts in Mississippi in the 2005 Mississippi Museum of Art’s Mississippi Invitational.

Mary Anderson Pickard-- daughter of famed artist Walter Anderson, Ocean Springs, MS

Elijah Pierce is from Baldwin, Mississippi, said by some to be one of greatest folk wood carvers in American history.

Gail Pittman Jackson-based artist of pottery , ceramics studio, on NBC's Today, business specializing in hand-painted dinnerware and home accessories,illustrator for Catherine Carter's book Anna's Choice (2005, Quail RIdge Press)


H. C. Porter Jackson, MS, born 1963, painter and photographer, creates serigraphs by creating hand-painted film positives representing each color, owns and exhibits at Creative Spirit Studio, Art Director and master printer for sports artist Rick Rush. Limited Edition serigraphs for NBC Sports, Wimbledon, Churchill Downs, and the NFL.

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Chase Quarterman Youngest artist of the gallery of The South's show, entitled QuARTet. QuARTet exhibition, a 2003 graduate of Mississippi College, Quarterman has traveled in Europe and Asia, drawing inspiration from different cultures and the arts that influence those cultures. Utilizing elements of post-impressionism, Oriental art, and expressionism, and the influence of different Southern artists, Quarterman has created a timeless sort of art, one that is both retro and modern, and like a good song or fine wine, will connect with different viewers at different levels. Quarterman’s mentor is Clinton’s Wyatt Waters.

Kenneth Quinn show called God's Graces and Special Places, does watercolor/prismacolor pencil, of houses, schools, churches, art instructor at Mississippi College.


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Marshall Ramsey Ramsey is a political cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, has been nominated for five Pulitzer prizes and was a finalist in 2002. MRamsey
He has also appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers. In college he won the top prize for collegiate cartoonists (The John Locher Memorial Award), has been featured in Editor and Publisher magazine. He is syndicated nationally by Copley News Service. His cartoons appear in Marshall Ramsey's Greatest Hits.

Marshall Ramsey

Ramsey is a political cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, has been nominated for five Pulitzer prizes and was a finalist in 2002. MRamsey
He has also appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers. In college he won the top prize for collegiate cartoonists (The John Locher Memorial Award), has been featured in Editor and Publisher magazine. He is syndicated nationally by Copley News Service. His cartoons appear in Marshall Ramsey's Greatest Hits.


Herbert Randall Photographer, exhibit at University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art in Hattiesburg called "Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall"

Hysterine Rankin exhibited in Crossing: Five Paths, modern-day African-American applique quilter.


Lee Renninger Gulfport, MS, ceramic artist, wife of artist Jeff Schmuki, chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005) at Mississippi Museum of Art, born and raised in Miami, Florida. Originally a painter, Renninger was part of the Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado (MARS) Artspace in Phoenix, Arizona from 1995-2000. While there, she teamed up with fellow artist and ceramist Jeff Schmuki, who introduced her to clay. Since then she has worked in that medium, creating ceramic-based installations. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, among other venues. Renninger was a recipient of a 2003 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship Award.

Elizabeth Robinson--Jackson glass artist , works on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art, November, 2002

Jack Robinson, Jr.--photographer, born in Meridian and grew up in Clarksdale, for more information go to this web site. Born September 18, 1928, he died in November 1997.

Lynn Green Root died at age 46, daughter of Jackson artist Myra Hamilton Green. Painted mural at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar and portrait of Thalia Mara in Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.

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Jeff Schmuki Gulfport, MS, ceramics, husband of ceramic artist Lee Renninger, hand-built, laminated and compressed sculptural objects, site responsive installations and clay drawings represent the Mississippi landscape, chosen for fifth Mississippi Invitational (2005) at Mississippi Museum of Art,

Earl Simmons Bovina artist, featured in Karekin Geokjian's book, Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists.

Joey Kim Sessums, Dr., Sculptor, Brookhaven OB-GYN, born in Forest, MS, did bust of Eudora Welty at MUW.

Pam Sharp ceramic artist, Rankin County

Lesley Silver Photographer, owner of Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, uses pinhole cameras, toning, hand tinting , double exposures, etc.
Cliff Speaks Brandon, MS, Member of the Jackson-based Brecon Arts group . A recent graduate of University of Southern Mississippi, Speaks has been a working professionally as a graphic artist for more than six years, and has been active in the fine arts for three. Speaks enjoys painting landscapes and still life works, but lately he has done more abstract and figurative expressionistic art. He uses various shapes, colors, and textures to create designs that are unique and are immediately recognizable as his own. His has a deeply rooted interest in portraying Southern culture and uses it as a source of inspiration.

Jack Spencer Photographer, Did Native Soil: Images of the South with Ellen Douglas.

Christopher Inglis Stebly--son of Mary Anderson Pickard, Walter Anderson's first born and first daughter, born in 1967 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where he still lives. He decorates pottery at his family's business, Shearwater Pottery. He formally trained for one year at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts under Auseklis Ozols (the founder), in 1991. but he has been painting on his own ever since. His paintings are for sale at the Walter Anderson Museum.
Robert Sugg pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist Nevada Barr

Tracy Sugg pottery, Beastly Tales art show in Jackson with novelist Nevada Barr

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Sarah Mary Taylor folk artist and quitter, now 82, quilts have figures and animals, Left Hand, drawings.
Emmitt Thames Gulfport, paints in watercolor, oil and egg tempera scenes of and around Mississippi, self taught artist, work sold at Brown's Gallery since the early 1970's, born in Lincoln County, Mississippi.



Stanley Thomas, Jr. Artist in wood from Batesville, Mississippi; a member of the Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi, who has been featured on PBS Photo right: Thomas and his wife pose before some of the beautiful bowls he has fashioned.Wooden bowls by Thomas of Batesville. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photos courtesy of the artist.

George T. Thurmond-- impressionist landscape painter from Starkville, born in 1949 in Hollandale, graduated from Delta State in 1968. Thurmond bookHis book Nature and Light: A Personal View explains his view of light and painting. A devoted adherent of Plein-air, he made the pilgrimage to Provincetown, Mass in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973 to confront the teachings firsthand, MSU 2004 ART EXHIBITION SHOW featured George T. Thurmond Color Studies: Light Keys in the Landscape, The Gallery in McComas Hall, October 4, 2004.

George T. Thurmond

Impressionist landscape painter from Starkville, born in 1949 in Hollandale, graduated from Delta State in 1968. Thurmond bookHis book Nature and Light: A Personal View explains his view of light and painting. A devoted adherent of Plein-air, he made the pilgrimage to Provincetown, Mass in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973 to confront the teachings firsthand, MSU 2004 ART EXHIBITION SHOW featured George T. Thurmond Color Studies: Light Keys in the Landscape, The Gallery in McComas Hall, October 4, 2004.


Kevin L. Turner, Gautier, MS, $5000 Artist Fellowship-Visual from Mississippi Arts Commission

Glennray Tutor Oxford, MS, Paints contemporary commonplace items such as home canned as well as store-bought jars of vegetables, fruit, jellies; toys; fireworks; candies; marbles transforms them and creates photorealistic works from them. Tutor is able to create a sort of three-dimensional representation of these common items, making the items jump off the canvas at the viewer, and turning the common into something unique.

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Wyatt Water

Painter, watercolorist, also plays guitar and writes music for the musical group called WatersEdge. Born in Brookhaven, Miss., in 1955, Waters attended Mississippi College, where he won the Bellman award for painting and received both his bachelor's and master's degrees. Waters, who now lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife Vicki and their daughter Crimson, .has taught part-time at both MC and Millsaps College. Waters initially gained attention in the 1980's by painting famous Jackson landmarks. An impressionist style artist, Waters paints familiar people, places and things outside on location, occasionally with other Clinton and Jackson artists. Waters's works have been exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Meridian Museum of Art, Gulf/South Galleries in McComb and Bryant Galleries in both Jackson and New Orleans. His works have been featured in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor 87, and Mississippi Magazine. He is a past vice president and signature member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society.

His books Another Coat of Paint: An Artist's View of Jackson, Mississippi; Christmas Stories from Mississippi' and Southern Palate (cookbook illustrated by Waters) are available at local bookstores. Other works include Christmas in the South, A Very Southern Christmas, and An Oxford Sketchbook.
An exhibition by Mississippi watercolor painter and Mississippi College alumnus Wyatt Waters ran Mar. 2 to Mar. 31,2002 in the Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery.


Photo by Nancy N. Jacobs

Ben Watts

Sculptor who three years ago took up sculpting full time. Sculptor Ben Watts and his work of Walter PaytonHe has won numerous awards in these years and has just completed a large commission piece of Walter Payton (see photo right) for Columbia High School. His piece named "Ptocowa" of a wounded Indian with a maiden pouring water on him is now on the Mississippi Governor's desk. Tocawa means "healing Waters". Tocowa, Mississippi, is a spring south of Batesville where former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove grew up.






Eudora Welty

Photographer and world-famous author. Click on highlighted name for information about her life and works.



Elizabeth Wolfe artist based in Jackson, Mississippi, who runs Wolfe Studio, she is Mildred Nungester Wolfe's daughter , editor of book of her mother's art

Mildred Nungester Wolfe (b. 1912) one of Mississippi's most prominent artists. Her portrait of Eudora Welty hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., her paintings and sculptures are included in the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Millsaps College, Montgomery Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. Wolfe has worked in oils, watercolors, ceramics, prints, and stained glass for over seventy years. She blends impressionism with postimpressionism, and her technique is influenced by the effects of light on her subjects

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Andrew Carey Young--Stained glass artist and winner of 2002 Governor's Artist's Achievement Award, owner of Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson, which he established in 1975. He has studied with German glass artists and a Russian master iconographer. He has also designed stained glass for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison and St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport.

D. C. Young

Photographer, stained glass

Photo by Barb Gauntt, Clarion-Ledger


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List of photographers in Exhibition at Lauren Rogers Museum : Through the Lens: Images of Mississippi October 28 - November 23, 1999.
Exhibit featured 46 artists from Mississippi's photographic history, the exhibition included images from the 1880s to the present. Organized by LRMA, the exhibition concept was inspired by Patti Carr Black's recent book, Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980 (University Press of Mississippi, 1998). Photographers included Bette Barber, Michael Barrett, Richard Beadle, Lyle Bonge, Edward Boynton, Mathew Brady, Marion Brown, Jane Rule Burdine, Kevin Cooper, Maude Schuyler Clay, J. R. Cofield, Jack Cofield, J. C. Coovert, martin Dain, William Eggleston, Roland Feeman, Steve Gardner, Charles Gillespie, M. R. Harrington, Lewis Hine, Robert Hubbard, Birney Imes, III, Tim Isbell, Eyd Kazery, Franke Keating, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Jack Kotz, Dorothea Lange, F. S. McKnight, Marguerite H. McMullan, J. Mack Moore, Henry C. Norman, James Patterson, Herbert Randall, Tom Rankin, Wynn Richards, Cecil Rimes, Kim Rushing, Eric von Seutter, Jack Spencer, Theodore Sweeney, Leo Touchet, Eudora Welty, Ed Wheeler, Marion Post Wolcott and D. C. Young.
* Afroman (aka Joseph Foreman) Hattiesburg, MS
* Garfield Akers (blues guitarist) 1900-1958, Brights/Hernando
* John Alexander (New York Metropolitan Opera star), Meridian, Mississippi
* Mose Allison (jazz pianist and songwriter), Tippo, MS
* Allman Brothers Band (See Johanny Johanson (aka Jaimoe) , born John Lee Johnson, Ocean Springs, MS
* Abie "Boogaloo" Ames pianist and singer (Greenville, MS) died 2002
* Mark Applebaum (jazz pianist and composer of electronic music), Starkville, MS
* Andy Anderson and the Rolling Stones (lead singer of original Rolling Stones, rock and roll) 1935 Jackson, group formed in Starkville in 1955, You Shake a Me Up
* Jimmy Anderson (Natchez) 1950
* William Alexander Attaway (novelist and composer of 500 songs including Day-O Banana Boat Song) Greenville, 1911-1986
* George Atwood (bass player for Buddy Holly) 1920- present, born in Alabama but moved to Meridian, MS, at age 5, he also lived in Quitman in Clarke Co, MS, his father and step-mother are both buried in Mississippi, George died March 27, 2005
* Bryan Austin (country music) Pass Christian, MS 1967
* Steve Azar (country) Greenville, MS "Waitin' on Joe" 2003

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* Milton Babbitt (influential composer and music educator), Jackson, MS
* Dennis Bailey (operatic tenor and member of New York Met)
* Earle Poole Ball (country, pianist from Marion County, MS) 1940, Columbia
* Glen Ballard (Natchez, MS) 1953
* Moe (Marion R. )Bandy (country music singer and songwriter) 1944-
* David Banner (Lavell Crump) rapper, Jackson, MS
* Booba Barnes (blues), Greenville, MS
* Clay Barnes Meridian (guitarist for Steve Forbert on Nemporor Records in NYC, works in studio and tours with Forbert, also played and recorded with Willie Nile from NYC and opened for "The Who," currently owns Point Recording in Meridian, has produced, recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered several CD's with High Cotton Records
* Prentiss Barnes (rock n' roll--member of The Moonglows) Jackson, MS
* Bucky Barrett (acoustic and electric guitarist and composer) Canton, 1943
* Dee Barton (composer and SHS graduate), born 1937 in Houston, MS, grew up in Starkville, MS, died 2001 in Jackson
* Lance Bass (singer with NSYNC) Laurel, MS, 1979
* Frederic Lee Beckett (first great modern jazz trombonist) Nettleton, MS
* Carey Bell (blues) Macon, MS, 1936
* Big Time Sarah (see Sarah Streeter) blues, Coldwater, MS
* Bruce Blackwood Greenville, Mississippi, song writer and singer, in mid-60s he formed Eternity’s Children, had a top 100 hit with “Mrs. Bluebird” in 1968 and appeared on American Bandstand, left the group and moved to Atlanta in 1969, in 1972 formed “Mississippi,” in 1974 joined a group called “Extravanganza" with Bo Wagner, vocalist Elgin Wells, keyboardist Sloan Hayes, drummer David Snavely and bassist Jimmy Cobb, 1975 Private Stock Records, a NYC company, signed the group to a single deal for “Moonlight Feels Right,” which rose to the top of the national and international charts, selling over 3 million copies, "Everybody Be Dancin," was also a top chart song, Blackman serves as CEO of his own music publishing and production companies and is producing an album project with his daughter Sarah and several other artists.
* James Blackwood and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, gospel) Ackerman, MS
* Andrew "Andy" Blakney (jazz trumpeter), Quitman, 1898
* Johnnie Billington Clarksdale, MS (blues) born Crowden, MS
* Steve Blailock (jazz guitarist)
* Blind Melon (hard rock group included three Mississippians: Glen Graham, drummer from Columbus; Brad Smith, bass guitarist, Columbus; and Thomas Stevens, guitarist, born in West Point, MS) 1993-1996
* Big Daddy Michael Blue Port Gibson, plays with swamp boogie band called The Wee Hours
* Lucille Bogan
* Eddie Riley Boyd (piano blues, Clarksdale, MS) born in Stovall, 1914, died in Finland
* Ishmon Bracey (blues) Byram, 1901-1970)
* Bobby Lee Bradford (jazz trumpeter) Cleveland, MS, 1934
* Brandy (see Brandy Norwood)
* Delaney Bramlett, Ponotoc, Mississippi
* Jackie Brenson, Clarksdale, 1930-1979 (rock and roll) Rocket 88
* Eden Brent (see Boogaloo Ames) Greenville
* Jimmy Brewer (blues), Brookhaven, MS
* Big Bill Broonzy(blues) Scott, MS (1893-1953)
* Andrew Brown (blues) Jackson, MS
* Kenny Brown guitarist, born 1953, lives in Nesbit, Mississippi, new CD, Stingray was released in February on Fat Possum/Epitaph Records, first CD, Goin Back to Mississippi, released on Plumtone Records, played with R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, played Boxcar Blues in movie Big Bad Love.
* Richard Jess Brown (jazz) Jackson, 1956
* William Brown (opera) tenor, Jackson, MS
* Willie Brown (blues) Clarksdale, MS
* Bobby Bryant (jazz) Hattiesburg 1934
* Jimmy Buffett (singer, songwriter and author) Pascagoula, MS, 1946
* George "Mojo" Buford (blues harmonica) Hernando, MS, 1929
* Chester A. Burnett (see Howlin' Wolf) West Point, White Station, Clay County, MS (1910-1976
* Little Eddie Burns (blues) Belzoni, MS
* R. L. Burnside (blues) Oxford, MS, 1926--September 1, 2005
* Aron Burton (Senatobia, Mississippi)
* Larry Burton (Coldwater, Mississippi), 1951
* Jerry "The Iceman" Butler (rock and roll singer of 65 albums, rhythm and blues) Sunflower County, 1939, formed The Roosters, also politician

C

* Butch Cage (blues fiddle player) Hamburg, MS
* Joe Callicott (Mississippi Joe Callicott) Nesbit, MS
* Julius "Rasheed Abdullah" Cain 1932
* Eddie Campbell (blues guitarist and singer) Duncan, MS
* Kate Campbell (blues to funk) (grew up in rural Mississippi towns--Sledge)
* Little Milton Campbell (blues) Inverness, MS, 1934
* " Ace" Cannon, aka John Henry Cannon, Jr., saxophone (May 5, 1934, in Grenada, Mississippi)
* Gus Cannon (Banjo Joe) Red Banks, MS 1884-1979
* Canton Spirituals , (gospel) Canton, MS, founded by Harvey Watkins, Sr.,
* Joe Frank Carollo (Leland, MS) played with Joe Frank and the Knight, then as member of trio with Dan Hamilton and Tommy Reynolds, Don't Pull Your Love made the top five in 1971 and "Fallin' in Love" hit number one four years later. Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo and Tommy Reynolds had previously played in the T-Bones. Their instrumental "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)," which began life as an Alka Seltzer jingle, made it to number 3 on Billboard's music chart.
* Sam Carr (blues drummer) Friars Point, MS
* Bo (Armentor) Carter also known as Bo Chatmon (Chatmon family string band) blind, 1893-1964, Bolton, MS, sometimes member of The Mississippi Sheiks, a fiddle and guitar band that included brothers Lonnie and Sam and Walter Vincson
* Brown Carter, member of the Southland Quartet from Corinth, Mississippi
* Vikki Helms Carter, Tupelo, MS
* George Cartwright Midnight and Belzoni, Mississippi, jazz saxophonist, graduate of Mississippi State University, now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota
* Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston (Big Three Trio pianist with Willie Dixon) Sumrall, MS
* Chambers Brothers, The-- Lee County, MS (song Time Has Come Today used in over 30 movies and commercials)
o Lester Chambers

* Armenter "Bo" Chatmon (see Bo Carter) (blues) Bolton, Mississippi
* Lonnie Chatmon (Mississippi Sheiks) blues
* Sam Chatmon (aka Sam Chatman of Mississippi Sheiks) blues, Bolton, Mississippi, 1897-1984
* Steve Cheseborough (acoustic blues) Oxford, Mississippi
* Tena Clark (Waynesboro, MS) songwriter, producer "I'll Be Okay" "You Deserve a Break Today," "That’s The Beat of a Heart," co-writer with Patty LaBelle of song sung at memorial service for the Columbia astronauts at National Cathdral, music for NASA and Air Force One by her company Disc Marketing
* Otis Clay (gospel/soul-blues) Waxhaw, MS, February 11, 1942
* Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater (blues) aka Eddie Harrington, Macon, Mississippi
* Willie Cobbs (blues) Greenwood, Mississippi
* Hank Cochran (Nashville country song writer, thirty-three BMI awards) Isola, MS 1935
* Bud Cockrell (Greenville) 4 gold records --singer and bass guitar player with Pablo Cruise in the 70's, left the band for joint project with then wife, Patty Santos (vocal on "White Bird" from the "It's a Beautiful Day" band out of San Francisco in the early 70's) . They formed The Cockrell-Santos Band.
* Charles Cockrell a deceased singer who recorded for Hi Records and in later years operated his own studio in partnership with Kenneth Reich of Amory.
* Courtenay Collins
* Sam Cooke (gospel, soul, and rock n' roll) Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1931-1964
* James Cotton (blues), Tunica, MS, 1935
* Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ( (blues singer and songwriter--author of That's All Right ) Forest, MS, 1905-1974
* Peck Curtis (blues washboard, drums, and jug player and tap dancer) King Biscuit Entertainer, Benoit, MS
* George Cummings--played with Dr.Hook in the 70's and 80's, from Meridian, now lives in New York, and still plays and write songs in Nashville, TN.

* Morris Cummings (harmonica) Clarksdale, MS.

D

* Olu Dara born Charles Jones, (blues, jazz singer, guitarist, harmonica player, and trumpeter, Delta Blues, Jazz, Afro-beat and Caribbean influences, long-running top 20 Billboard hit in 1998 IN THE WORLD: FROM NATCHEZ TO NEW YORK, father of hip hop artist Nas) Natchez, MS

* Dardanelle (see Marcia Marie Mullen Hadley) (jazz singer), Avalon, MS, 1917-1997
* Lester Davenport (blues harmonica) Tchula, MS
* Blind John Davis (session pianist) Hattiesburg, MS, 1913-1985
* Mamie "Galore" Davis , Elwin, Mississippi
* Paul Davis (country/rock) Meridian, MS, 1948, Kemper County, MS, near Cleveland
* Tyrone Davis (pop, soul, blues) Greenville, MS, 1938
* Walter Davis (blues) Grenada, MS
* William Houston DavisBorn 1914, Died 1987. Wrote Mississippi state song, also teacher, arranger, composer, born in Oklahoma and moved to Mississippi in 1942.
* William W. Davis The late band director at Jackson State
* Jmmy Dawkins (blues guitarist) Tchula, MS
* Delta Rhythm Boys (jazz) founded in 1930's by Lee Gaines of Buena Vista, first African-American entertainers to perform in Las Vegas
* Bo Diddley aka Otha Ellas Bates McDaniels (guitarist, singer, songwriter, considered by many to be the father of rock-and-roll, blues), McComb, MS, 1928
* Scott Didlake Crystal Springs, MS, -1994, best known as an artist, also a gifted musician and a writer, a craftsman who made gourd banjos, which he called banzas, which originally came from Africa, a member of the
craftsmen's guild of Mississippi. he died of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 46 in 1994; his instruments
are now collectibles. He and a handful of others sparked the now fast-growing movement of gourd banjo players and
makers.
* Willie Dixon (composer, producer, arranger, bass player, recording artist, band leader) Vicksburg, MS, 1915-1992
* Dr. Ross (see Isaiah Ross) (one-man blues band) Tunica, MS
* Harold Dorman
* Duff Dorrough and the Revelators (see also Charlie Love Jacobs and The Tangents )
* K. C. Douglas (acoustic Delta blues) Sharon, MS 1913-1975
* Ann Downing (gospel singer, former member of the Speer Family)
* Grover Duke (gospel)
* Roby Duke (gospel)
* Gayle Dumas (songwriter) Jackson, MS
* Omar Dykes (blues) McComb, MS

E

* <>Billy Earheart Fulton, MS, Plays piano, Hammond B3, accordian,and harp;
- Original member of the Grammy award winning Rhythm Aces band, (still touring after 32 years), also 22 years with Hank Williams, Jr., has also performed with BB King, Al Green, Kid Rock, Rufus Thomas, Wet Willie, Eddie Hinton, Tony Joe White, Waylon Jennings, Gate Mouth Brown and many others.
* David "Honeyboy" Edwards (Chicago blues) Shaw, MS, 1915
* Meredith Edwards (singer) Clinton
* Theodore "Teddy"/"Babe Ruth" Edwards (jazz and bebop) Jackson, 1924
* Jimmy Elledge (pop/rock, country singer, 1962 hit "Funny How Time Slips Away") Meridian
* Ruby Elzy (first Serena in the opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin) Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1908-1943
* Chris Ethridge (Meridian) "bassist" in "The Flying Burrito Brothers" andothers, toured with Willie Nelson for almost 8 years, has written a number of songs recorded by other artists including "She"... recorded by the Black Crowes, and which is now being played live by Norah Jones' on tour, bass player on "Whiskey River" by Willie Nelson


* Lehman Engel (three time Tony winner, composer, conductor, and author), Jackson, MS, 1910-1982
* Morris "Mo" Evans ( ) Starkville, MS
* Betty Everett (singer) Greenwood, MS

F

* Alvin Fielder (jazz drummer) Meridian, MS, 1935
* Jerry Fisher (former lead singer of Blood Sweat and Tears, born in Oklahoma, lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, since early 70's
* Five Blind Boys of Mississippi (gospel) led by Archie Brownlee, (also known as The Cotton Blossom Singers) Utica Institute, MS
* Steve Forbert (country) Meridian 1955
* Forrest Family (gospel) Winona, MS
* Willie Foster (blues) 1921-2001
* Vernel Fournier (jazz drummer)
* Frank Frost (blues) Augusta, AR
* Fabulous Thunderbirds, Anson, MS, now in Texas with Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets
* Johnny Fuller (singer, gospel-influenced soul, blues, R & B, rock and roll) Edwards, MS

G

* The Gants (Greenwood pop band) 1960's, member were/are Don Wood, Sid Herring, John Sanders, Vince Montgomery (the group has recently begun performing together again
* Bobbie Gentry (born Roberta Lee Streeter) Chickasaw County 1944
* Mickey Gilley (country) Natchez, 1936
* Jazz Gillum (William Gillum) harmonica player, Indianola, MS
* Will Gilmer (fiddler and founder of Leake County Revelers, 1926) Sebastopol, MS, 1895
* John E. Gilmore (jazz tenor sax) 1931-1995
* Jimmy Gilreath (songwriter of Band of Gold recorded by Sonny James), Tupelo, MS
* Will Golden (country/blues)
* Mark Gray (country singer and songwriter) Hinds County, MS
* Lil Green, Chicago based rhythm and blues singer, Mississippi Delta, 1919-1954
* Elizabeth Greenfield 1824-1876 (the Black Swan), first African-American concert singer, born into slavery in Natchez, Mississippi. Greenfield's owner, Mrs. Jesse Greenfield, freed her slaves sometime in the late 1820's and moved to Philadelphia, taking the young Greenfield with her. Mrs. Jesse Greenfield acted as guardian and patroness to her ward until her death in 1844. In 1853 Greenfield toured England, returned to Philadelphia in 1854 where she continued to sing, teach voice, and during the 1860s, she direct productions of the Philadelphia Opera Troupe. Greenfield died in Philadelphia in 1876, reportedly of paralysis.
* Dick Griffin Trombonist, pianist, painter
* Guitar Slim (born Eddie Jones ) Greenwood, MS

H

* Marcia Marie Mullen Hadley (jazz singer known as Dardanelle ) 1920-1998, Avalon, MS
* Jack Hale Cleveland, MS, (trombone player for The Memphis Horns for 14 years, played on many gold records), retired, played Blues Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, made into a movie by Martin Scorcese entitled "Lightning in a Bottle."
* Joe Hall musician who operated Ole Barney Recording Studio of Blue Springs
* Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer (gospel singer, Civil Rights Activist) died Ruleville, MS in 1977
* John Handy jazz musician, composer, and recording artist, born in 1900, he died in 1970 at his Pass Christian, Mississippi home
* W. C. Handy (father of the blues) Clarksdale, MS, and Tutwiler, MS, 1892
* Travis Haddix
* Jimmy Harrell (Alton and Jimmy)
* Eddie Harrington (see Eddy Clearwater, Macon, MS)
* Kenneth Haxton ( classical composer) Greenville, MS
* Patrick Hayes Mendenhall, MS, lives in Chicago, plays guitar, toured with Darius Brooks of EMI recoreds, recorded with Bobby Rush and last 4 albums of David Banner
* Jessie Mae Hemphill (female blues singer) Senatobia, MS
* Sid Hemphill
* Michael Henderson (jazz) Yazoo City, 1951
* John "JoJo" Herman (keyboardist for Widespread Panic), Oxford, MS
* Al "Fish" Herring trumpet, flugelhorn
* Caroline Herring--Canton, MS, co-founder of Oxford radio's Thacker Mountain
* Benjamin Herrington (classical trombonist) 1964 Pascagoula
* Faith Hill (country) Jackson, Mississippi, born in Star, Mississippi, in 1967
* Arthur "Art" Hillery (jazz pianist) Jackson
* Quincy Hilliard (composer and SHS graduate, Starkville, MS)
* Milt Hinton --(jazz) bass player and composer, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1910
* Clare Holley (singer/songwriter from Jackson, Mississippi)
* Herbie Holmes (jazz, creator of big band style of Lawrence Welk), Yazoo City, MS, 1912-1981
* Redd Holt (jazz drummer) Rosedale, 1932
* Earl Hooker (slide guitarist) Clarksdale, MS, 1930-1970
* John Lee Hooker (blues, rhythm and blues) Clarksdale, MS, 1920-2001
* Hooks Trio (gospel), Collins, MS
* Big Walter "Shakey" Horton (Chicago blues harmonica stylist) Horn Lake, MS
* Craig Horton
* Mark Howell (recipient of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for music composition--1997)
* Son House (born Eddie James, Jr. (blues) Riverton, Mississippi, in Coahoma County, teacher of Robert Johnson
* Thelma Houston
* Guy Hovis Lawrence Welk Show, Tupelo, Mississippi
* Howlin' Wolf (Chester A. Burnett)(singer, songwriter, blues musician) West Point, MS
* Neilson Hubbard (Jackson)
* Cary Hudson (Oxford) member of now defunct alt-country group Blue Mountain, new recording The Phoenix
* Keith Hunter
* Mississippi John Hurt Teoc, Miss. (blues-folk singer and guitarist) 1892-1966
* Buck Huteson Nettleton, MS, played guitar for many years for Jerry Lee Lewis

I

* International Sweethearts of Rhythm (all female swing band), organized by Laurence C. Jones, founder of Piney Woods School, 1930's, 1940's


J

* Jackson Southernaires Huey Williams. Roger Bryant, Jr., Maurice Surrell; James Burks; Luther Jennings (only remaining original member), Franklin Williams, also member of group and founded Mississippi Mass Choir
* Bessie Jackson (see Lucille Bogan ) Amory, MS
* Carl Jackson Louisville, Mississippi, played with Glen Campbell, won a grammy.
* Cordell Jackson (guitarist) old lady of Pepsi commercial
* Jim Jackson (blues singer-guitarist) Hernando, MS
* Vasti Jackson (blues) McComb, MS, 1959-
* Charlie "Love" Jacobs (singer with the Tangents)
* Jaimoe (Born Johnny Lee Johnson 7-8-44, Ocean Springs, MS, and original drummer with the Allman Brothers Band
* Eddie James, Jr (see Son House)
* Elmore James (born Elmore Brooks) slide guitarist, Richland, MS, 1918-1963
* Nehemiah "Skip" James Bentonia, MS, 1902-1969
* Bobby Jay (born in Meridian, Ms 1940 as Robert James McCarty, Jr., died 1993
* Big Jack Johnson (blues) Lambert, Mississippi, in 1940 one of Jelly Roll Kings
* James Johnson (Super Chikan), Darling, MS, 1951
* Jimmy Johnson (blues) born Jimmy Thompson, 1911, in Holly Springs, MS
* Jimmy Johnson , (country) born in Canton, went to Starkville High School, plays with Patty Lovelace, TV shows
* Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson (blues) Itta Bena, MS, 1939
* Robert L. Johnson (King of the Delta blues, songwriter, guitarist) Hazelhurst, MS, 1911-1938
* Syl Johnson (soul singer) brother of Jimmy Johnson, Holly Springs, MS, 1936, guitar and harp
* Tommy Johnson (blues) Born: 1896 in Terry, MS Died: 1956 in Crystal Springs, MS
* Calvin Jones (bass in The Legendary Blues Band) Greenwood, MS
* Casey Jones (drummer and singer) Nitta Yuma, MS
* Henry "Hank" Jones (bebop, jazz) Vicksburg, 1918
* Eddie Jones (Guitar Slim) (rhythm and blues) Greenwood, MS, 1926-1959
* Johnny Jones (blues pianist) Jackson, MS, 1924-1964
* Samuel Jones (award winning composer and conductor, founder of school of music at Rice University), 1935, Inverness, MS
* Margie Joseph (singer, Misty Blue)

K

* Kansas City Red (see Arthur Lee Stevenson), Drew, MS
* Karson Karlisle aka Brandi Shurden, Starkville, MS (country)
* Murray Kellum (country/novelty type songs) Jackson, MS
* Willie Kent (bass player and vocalist) Shelby, MS
* Les Kerr (songwriter and recording artist) Jackson and Pascagoula , MS
* Junior Kimbrough (blues) Hudsonville or Holly Springs, MS, 1930-1972
* Albert King born Albert Nelson (major blues guitarist) Indianola, MS, 1923-1992
* B. B. King ( born Riley B. King, blues guitarist, singer, songwriter) Indianola, MS, eight Grammys, 1925
* Willie King
* Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey (blues singer and guitarist) Pleasant Grove, MS
* Pat Kirby (country) Newton, MS
* Fred Knobloch (guitarist, country singer, and songwriter) Jackson, MS, 1953

L


* Patrick Lamb Jackson, MS performed with Diane Schuur and also Tom Grant has solo recordings
* Denise LaSalle soul-blues singer and songwriter) Belzoni, MS (Leflore County) or Sidon, MS, 1939
* Law of Nature See also Chapman Welch, Starkville, MS
* Rick Lawson--Raymond, Mississippi
* Albert "Sonnyland Slim" Laundrew (blues) Vance, MS, 1907
* Lafayette Leake, blues pianist, Winona, MS
* Leake County Revelers formed 1926 (see Will Gilmer (1895, Sebastopol),
* Lee, Daniel Curtis and Nathaniel, Jr. album Warming by Brotherlee, both brothers are well-known as actors
* Furry Lewis Greenwood, MS, ca. 1893-1981, first blues recording artist from the 1020's rediscovered in the 1960's revival of the blues, album In His Prime 1917-1928
* Chris LeDoux (country) Biloxi, MS, 1948, died 2005
* Joe Lee "Papa" (blues) Inverness, MS
* Lucas Leigh (16 year old pianist from Hernando, Mississippi)
* J. G. Lenoir, blues composer of social commentary songs, Monticella, MS
* Furry Lewis, born Walter Lewis, (guitarist, songwriter, TV shows) Greenwood, MS
* Jerry Lee Lewis (rock and roll) born Ferriday, Louisiana in 1935, has lived in Nesbit, MS, since 1979
* Alexander "Papa George" Lightfoot, Campbell, MS, died 1971
* Little Milton (guitarist, soul-blues guitarist and singer) Inverness, MS
* Alexander "Papa George" Lightfoot, died 1971 Campbell, MS
* Johnny Littlejohn (Chicago blues) Lake, MS
* Jimmie Lunceford (jazz, swing), Fulton, 1902-1942
* John Avery Lomax (pioneer in recording and collecting black field and folk songs, blues, spirituals) Goodman, MS
* Alton Lott (of Alton and Jimmy)
* Louisiana Red, born Iverson Minter (blues guitarist and singer now in Europe) Vicksburg, MS
* Willie Love, (piano player and singer) Duncan, MS
* Mundell Lowe (jazz guitarist) Laurel, MS, 1922

M

* Sterling Magee (blues)
* Sam "Magic Sam" Maghett (blues) Grenada, MS, 1937-1969
* Magic Slim, born Morris Holt (Chicago guitarist and singer) Grenada, MS
* Tom "Bones" Malone (Hattiesburg/Sumrall, Mississippi), trombonist with David Letterman CBS Orchestra, the Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, 1947
* Bobby Mann drummer, Macon, MS, 1950
* James Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers)
* Charlie Mars Band (see also Matt Ulmer) Laurel, MS
* Mac McAnally (country) Belmont, Mississippi 1957
* Tommy McClennan (Delta guitarist and blues singer) Yazoo City, MS, 1908-1958
* O.B. (Obie Burnett) McClinton (country) Senatobia, Mississippi, 1940-1987
* Douglas McConnell (composer of opera and contemporary music) Starkville, MS
* George McConnel (guitarist with Widespread Panic, orignially with band named "Beanland")
* Charlie McCoy (blues singer, accompanist and guitarist)) Jackson, MS, 1909-1950
* Joe McCoy (guitarist) Raymond, MS
* Mississippi Fred McDowell, (country blues) Como, MS, 1904-1972
* Mississippi Sheiks Bolton, MS (see Bo Carter and Sam Chatmon)
* Willie McTell
* Elsie McWilliams, (country music composer of 39 of Jimmie Rodgers's hit songs) Harperville, MS, 1896-1986
* Henry "Skeets" McWilliams (jazz, country guitarist) Jackson, 1924
* Big John Meholic (horn player, leader of the Nite Liters)
* Mulgrew Miller (jazz) Greenwood, 1955
* Hoyt "Floyd" Ming and his Pep-Steppers (Tupelo, MS)
* Iverson Red Minter (blues) Vicksburg, MS
* Mississippi Boys Choir
* Mississippi Mass Choir Jackson, MS, founded in 1988 by Frank Williams
* Willie Mitchell ( professional musician and arranger, prominent bandleader) March 23, 1928, in Ashland, MS,
* owns the world-famous Royal Recording Studio
* Mary Ann Mobley (singer) 1939, 1959 Miss America, Broadway, movie musicals Girl Happy, Harum Scarum with Elvis Presley
* Robbie Montgomery (singer) Columbus, MS
* Aaron Moore (boogie-woogie) Greenwood, MS, 1928
* Brew Moore (jazz) Indianola, MS, died 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, tenor sax,
* Dorothy Moore (blues) Jackson, MS 1947
* Johnny B. Moore (blues guitarist) Clarksdale, MS
* Tommy Moran Bay St. Louis, MS
* Colonel Robert Morris Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Senatobia, MS
* McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters , Rolling Fork, MS, 1915-1983
* "Blind" Mississippi Morris (Clarksdale, MS)
* Moon Mullen (jazz trumpet, composer) Mayhew, 1916
* Matt "Guitar" Murphy (guitarist) (Sunflower, MS)
* Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite (blues) Kosciusko, MS, 1944
* Dave Myers aka The Thumper (blues) Byhalia, MS
* Louis Myers (blues) Byhalia, MS
* Sam Myers (blues singer, harmonica player, drummer) Laurel, MS, 1936, appeared in blues band in film China Moon in 1994, Nominated for the 2005 Handy Award, played with Anson Furnderburgh and the Rockets, suffers from throat cancer in 2006.

* North Mississippi All-Stars
* Brandy Norwood (rhythm and blues, soul, TB show) McComb, 1979
* Ray J. Norwood
* N-hanz (Colombus, MS)
* NSYNC (See Lance Bass )

O

* Alexander O'Neal Natchez, MS, 1953 balladeer, funkster, gospel, early in career a member of Jackson,
Mississippi, based group called Wynd Chymes
* Paul Ott (country) Listen to the Eagle show, Dixie Springs, MS
* Paul Overstreet (country songwriter) Vancleave, MS, 1955
* Jack Owens (blues) Bentonia, MS (featured in Lomax's The Land Where the Blues Began)
* Jimmy Owens (gospel composer) Clarksdale and Jackson, 1930, brother of Pat Fordice, founder of School of Music
Ministries International, now retired

P

* Willard Aldrich Palmer (accordion and pianist, teacher, author of numerous piano books), 1917-1996, McComb, MS
* "Little Junior" Parker 1932-1971, Clarksdale
* Van Dyke Parks 1943 (songwriter) Hattiesburg, Mississippi, wrote music for the Beach Boys
* Michael Passons (gospel--Avalon) Yazoo City, MS
* James Pasquale recording guitarist and song writer, Meridian, Mississippi, co-wrote "Slip Away" for Ray Charles plus 27 other ASCAP credited works, Played two concerts last year at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Played on the Buddy Guy album that was one of the Grammy nominations, Recorded on Al Green's last 2 albums, working on a new John Mayer album, played on album in 2005 for film actor, Peter Gallagher, co-founder of The Flares.
* Charley Patton , (first great Delta bluesman) near Edwards, MS (Hinds County) 1887-1934
* Hartley Peavey founder of Peavey Electronics in Meridian, member MS Musicians Hall of Fame, Rock Walk of Fame
* Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (blues pianist) Belzoni, MS, 1913
* Ben Peters ( country songwriter for many recording stars) Greenville, MS and Hollandale, MS, 1937
* The Pilgrim Jubilees or "The Jubes" (gospel), founded in 1944 by Elgie Graham and Willie Johnson, Houston, MS
* Lonnie Pitchford (blues) Lexington, MS
* Clyde Pitts (country singer, musician, lead guitarist, songwriter) Jackson
* Tommy Polk (Nashville songwriter)
* Eugene Powell (blues) Greenville, MS
* Elvis Presley (rock and roll) Tupelo, MS, 1935-1977
* Leontyne Price (Operatic soprano, first black to achieve stardom in opera, winner of fifteen Grammy awards)
* Charlie Pride (recording artist, three-time Grammy winner in country music), Sledge, MS, 1938
* Tommy T-Bone Pruitt
* James Edward "Snooky" Pryor (blues) Lambert, MS

R

* The Red Tops Vicksburg, MS
* Jimmy Reed Mathias James Reed (blues) Dunleith, MS, 1925-1976
* Del Rendon and the Puerto Rican Rum Drunks , Starkville, MS (Del Rendon died September 4, 2005)
* Rhonda Richmond, (jazz) Jackson, MS
* Sonny Riddell
* Dave Riley (blues) 1949 Hattiesburg
* LeAnn Rimes (country music singer) Jackson, 1982
* Johnny Robbins singer in clubs in and around Tupelo beginning in the early 60's until his death from cancer in the early 80's. He recorded four songs at Fame in 1963 as a backup singer with the TEMPOS. He also recorded two songs on the Sun Label which have been released in Europe as Johnny Robbins and the Peppers.
* Fenton Robinson (blues), Minter City (Greenwood), MS, 1935-1997
* Andy Rodgers (harmonica blues) 1922
* Jesse Rodgers (country) first cousin of Jimmie Rodgers, Waynesboro, MS, 1911-1973
* Jimmie Rodgers (father of country music, songwriter, blues) 1897-1933, Meridian, MS
* Jimmy Rogers (blues) born in Ruleville, MS, 1924-1997
* Charles Isaiah "Doc" Ross (guitar blues) Tunica, MS, 1925
* Steve Rouse (bassoonist, rhythm and blues, theory and composition) Moss Point, 1953
* David Ruffin (lead singer of the Temptations) Whynot, Mississippi 1941-1991
* Jimmy Ruffin
* Bobby Rush (funky blues) Jackson, MS
* Otis Rush (blues) Philadelphia, MS, 1934
* Johnny Russell (country) Sunflower County, MS, 1940

S

* Bob Saxton ( country) Newton County and Jackson, MS
* James Sclater, composer, clarinetist, winner of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) for nine consecutive years, Clinton, MS (CD with Angela Willoughby called Conversations)
* Second Mile (gospel) Philadelphia, MS
* Eddie Shaw, (Chicago blues saxophone player) Stringtown, MS
* J. D. Short (blues singer) Port Gibson, MS
* Brandi Shurden Starkville, Mississippi (country)
* Chad Simmons (country) Brookhaven, MS
* Gene Simmons Tupelo, original rockabilly artist and the lead singer for the Bill Black Combo for years, recorded many songs for Hi and Sun Records in Memphis,third songwriter on Time McGraw's Indian Outlaw, hit in the 60's called Haunted House.
* James Simmons Tupelo, singer with the Tempos
* Dalton Smith (jazz trumpeter) Forest, lead trumpet for Stan Kenton in the 60's, studio freelance artist
* Mack Allen Smith Carroll County, Mississippi
* Wadada Leo Smith (jazz, world music theory) 1941 Leland
* Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers (Chicago blues guitarist) Lexington, MS
* Albert "Little Smokey" Smothers (Chicago blues) Tchula, MS
* Son House (Eddie James, Jr.)
* Otis Spann, (pianist) Belzoni, MS, 1930-1970
* Britney Spears (McComb, Mississippi)
* H. C. Speir (Jackson businessman known as the Godfather of Delta Blues, discovered many blues artists) died 1972
* Squirrel Nut Zippers (see Jimbo Mathus )
* The Staple Singers (Roebuck "Pop" Staples) Winona, MS
* Garrison Starr (Hernando, Mississippi)
* Frank Stewart
* Lisa Stewart (songwriter--country, rock) Louisville, MS, 1968
* William Grant Still (composer, Afro-American Symphony first symphonic work by a black performed in US), Woodville, MS
* Laurie Stiratt (Oxford) vocalist, once member of now defunct Blue Mountain group
* Sarah Streeter (aka Big Time Sarah) Coldwater, MS
* Frank Stokes
* Napolian Strickland (blues) Como, MS
* Barrett Strong
* Marty Stuart (country) Philadelphia, MS, 1958
* Hubert Sumlin (guitar blues) Greenwood, MS, 1931
* Slim Sunnyland, born Albert Luandrew, (pianist) Vance, MS
* Glenn Sutton (Jackson and Utica, MS) songwriter of 27 BMI hits, formerly married to Lynn Anderson, produced her hit, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for which he received a Platinum Album and Gold Single Award
* Jimmy Swan (country "The Way You're Living") Hattiesburg, MS
* Bobby Joe Swilley, Langford, MS, (Mississippi Mud) Rockabilly Hall of Fame

T

* The Tangents (see Charlie Love Jacobs, also Duff Durrough and the Revelators, Fish Michie, and Bob Barbee)
* Greg "Fingers" Taylor, (rock and roll) Jackson since high school
* Eddie "Playboy" Taylor (blues guitarist) guitarist for Jimmy Reed, Benoit, MS, 1923
* Hound Dog Taylor, (slide guitarist) Natchez. MS, 1917-1975
* Melvin Taylor , Jackson, MS
* W.C. Taylor
* 3 Doors Down (rock) from Escatawpa, Mississippi, 3 Doors Down is Brad Arnold, lead vocals; Matt Roberts, guitar; Todd Harrell, bass and Chris Henderson, guitar
* Johnny "Geechie" Temple, Canton, MS, 1906-1968
* Pat Thomas (blues)
* Rufus Thomas (blues) Cayce, MS 1917-2001
* Son Thomas, (blues) born James Thomas, Eden, MS
* Paul Thorn singer who tours all over the US, has written several songs recorded by artists such as Sawyer Brown and Tanya Tucker.
* Henry Townsend (blues pianist and guitar player) Shelby, MS
* Walter Turnbull (leader of Boys Choir of Harlem, opera) Greenville, MS, wrote Lift Every Voice : Expecting the Most and Getting the Best from All of God's Children
* Ike Turner (blues, rock and roll) Clarksdale, MS, 1931
* Othar Turner (blues) Gravel Springs, MS, 1908
* Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, country music singer and songwriter), Friars Point, MS, 1933-1994

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* Matt Ulmer ( Charlie Mars Band) Jackson, MS
* Utica Jubilee Singers, (gospel) Utica, MS

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* Steven Van Acker Madison, MS
* Mose Vinson (blues pianist) Holly Springs, , MS, 1917
* Walter Vinson, (guitarist and singer with Mississippi Sheiks) Bolton, MS, 1901-1975

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* "Big Moose" Walker (Chicago blues piano) Greenville, MS
* Robert Bilbo Walker, Clarksdale, MS
* L'il Bill Wallace (bass of Delta Blue)
* The Walley Family (gospel) Richton, MS
* Wade Walton , ( harmonica and guitar playing barber) Lombardy, MS
* John Ward (songwriter) Natchez, MS
* Muddy Waters ( McKinley Morganfield) (Singer, blues guitarist, songwriter) (Rolling Fork and Clarksdale), MS
* Harvey "Pop" Watkins, Sr.
* Libby Rae Watson (blues)
* William Watson (new age/classical pianist) Hattiesburg, MS, new album Burnham Woods, debut album Fields
* Freddie Waits jazz drummer
* Jim Weatherly Ponotoc, (has written over 120 songs registered by ASCAP), best known for writing hit songs for Gladys Knight in the 1970s, born on March 17, 1943.
* Boogie Bill Webb, Jackson, MS
* Lloyd Wells (country and jazz guitarist) Music Director of Opryland USA, guitarist for Broadway shows, 1938
* Bobby Whalen (blues) Indianola, MS
* Chapman Welch See also Law of Nature
* Artie White (blues singer) Vicksburg, MS
* Bukka White (traditional blues singer and slide guitarist) Houston, MS, 1906-1977
* Harry K. White saxophonist, born 1967 in Gulfport, graduated from Starkville High School, brother of Oxford playwright Neil W. White III, performs throughout US and Europe, Rascher Quartet
* Johnny Wiginton (country) North MS a studio guitar player in and around Tupelo since the early sixties, has opened for or jammed with many older stars in the U.S, a regular on The Morning Show on Channel 9 in Tupelo since the show came on the air. He still continues to work in several studios in North Mississippi, operates a guitar repair shop in Tupelo Consignment Music.
* Geeshie Wiley early Delta country blues woman
* Joe Willie Wilkins, (played guitar behind Sonny Boy Williamson) Davenport, MS
* Robert Timothy Wilkins (blues) 1896-1987
* Williams Brothers (gospel) Summit, Mississippi, founded 1960 by Leon "Pop" Williams
* Robert Wilkins, (guitarist and singer) Hernando, MS
* Frank Williams (see Mississippi Mass Choir )
* Big Joe Williams (Delta blues guitarist and singer) Crawford, MS
* Melvin Williams
* Milan B. Williams
* Sonny Boy Williamson II (aka Rice Miller) Glendora, MS 1899-1965
* Al Wilson Meridian, MS, 1939, singer, performer, drummer
* Lester Senter Wilson (opera singer, Mississippi Governor's Award 2001)
* Cassandra Wilson (jazz singer and songwriter) 1997 MS Governor's Award for Excellence, Jackson, MS, 1955
* Gerald Stanley Wilson (jazz trumpet) 1918, Shelby
* Mary Wilson (the Supremes) Greenwood, MS, 1944
* Smokey Wilson (blues) Glen Allan, MS
* Johnny Winter (blues) Leland, MS

* Craig Wiseman (country) Hattiesburg, MS., CMA 2004 Song of the Year award for "Live Like You Were Dying" (Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman) and received 2005 Grammy nomination (singer Tim McGraw), writer of the hit songs “Where the Green Grass Grows,” “The Good Stuff,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “The Cowboy in Me,” and many more, author of inspirational book Live Like You Were Dying.

* David Womack (composer, song writer, performer, producer ) Jackson, MS, wrote I Was Born to Be Country (TV), Max (commercial), Brookhaven (commercial), Ain't No jokin' (commercial), Eden (musical), Fantasy Island (TV series), What's Woodie Say? (TV promo) Song writer, performer, producer, ASCAP Award winner, 2 time recipient of the Eudora Welty New Play Series for Musicals award, Best Jingle - Jackson Music Awards
* Nanette Workman , (popular Canadian singing star), raised in Jackson, MS
* Bobby Wood New Albany, MS, (one of the Memphis Boys, singer, songwriter, session player, producer),co-wrote "Talkin' In You Sleep," wrote "Committment" for Le Ann Rimes, and many others songs for many singers, born on Jan. 25, 1941.
* Tammy Wynette (country music singer), Tremont, MS

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* Al Young (musician, poet, essayist, novelist, scriptwriter, see Mississippi writers, Al Young )
* Johnny Young 1918-1974, Vicksburg
* Lester "Prez" Young (jazz, alto sax and tenor sax) Woodville, MS, 65 albums, 1909-1956
Chip Adams--Brookhaven, MS, role of blues musician in Greasewood Flat

Mary Alice--Indianola , earned Emmy nominations on NBC-TV's I'll Fly Away, starred in Broadway's Fences and TV's The Vernon Johns Story. Received nomination in 1995 for Tony Award as Best Actress for role in Having Our Say.
Dana Andrews---played opposite Gene Tierney in Laura, made 69 films. Born January 1, 1909, in Collins, Mississippi, as Carver Dana Andrews. Died: December 17, 1992, in Los Alamitos, California, of pneumonia. Brother of actor Steve Forrest! President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 1963-65. American leading man of the Forties and Fifties. The son of a Baptist minister (and one of thirteen children), Andrews studied business administration at Sam Houston State Teachers College in Texas, but took a bookkeeping job with Gulf Oil in 1929 prior to graduating. In 1931, he hitchhiked to California, hoping to get work as an actor. He drove a school bus, dug ditches, picked oranges, worked as a stock boy, and pumped gas while trying without luck to break into the movies. His employer at a Van Nuys gas station believed in him and agreed to invest in him, asking to be repaid if and when Andrews made it as an actor. Andrews studied opera and also entered the Pasadena Community Playhouse, the famed theater company and drama school. He appeared in scores of plays there in the 1930s, becoming a favorite of the company. He played opposite future star 'Robert Preston' in a play about composers Gilbert and Sullivan, and soon thereafter was offered a contract by Samuel Goldwyn. It was two years before Goldwyn and 20th Century Fox (to whom Goldwyn had sold half of Andrews's contract) put him in a film, but the roles, though secondary, were mostly in top quality films such as 'Westerner, The (1940)' and 'Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)'. A starring role in the hit 'Laura (1944)', followed by one in 'Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)', made him a star, but no later film quite lived up to the quality of these. Andrews slipped into a steady stream of unremarkable films in which he gave sturdy performances, until age and other interests resulted in fewer appearances. In addition, his increasing alcoholism caused him to lose the confidence of some producers. Andrews took steps to curb his addiction and in his later years was an outspoken member of the National Council on Alcoholism who decried public refusal to face the problem. He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1963. He retired from films in the Sixties and made, he said, more money from real estate than he ever did in movies. Yet he and his second wife, actress 'Mary Todd', lived quietly in a modest home in Studio City, California. Andrews reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's Syndrome in his last years and spent his final days in a nursing facility. He died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia in 1992.
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Katherine Bailess--born 1979, played in Bring It On Again (2004) - Colleen Lipman, Sea of Fear (2004) - Kate, From Justin to Kelly (2003) - Alexa


Rod Brasfield--born Smithville in 1919, comedian for Grand Ole Opry for 14 years, praised for dramatic role opposite Andy Griffith in A face in the Crowd. Elected to Country Music Hall of Fame.

Nate Bynum-formerly an Mississippi State University drama teacher, has had roles in various TV and movie productions iNate Bynum as William Cooper in Mississippi 1500-1800ncluding Willie Morris's My Dog Skip, now teaching at University of Nevada in Las Vegas, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and holds eligible membership in the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists(AFTRA). He also has taught in the University of Arkansas school system. While teaching a wide-range of courses at the university level (acting, directing, and dramatic literature), Nate continues his professional acting career. He has performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Missouri, the American Stage in Florida and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. Television and movie credits also include: The Rainmaker, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Walker, Texas Ranger, Promised Land, In the Heat of the Night, Young Indiana Jones, Queen and I'll Fly Away. Additionally, Nate has appeared in numerous regional and national commercials. He credits his greatest production to date as the creation of two lovely little daughters.



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Lacy Chabert -- Party of Five, Lost in Space

Alvin Childress--played Amos of Amos and Andy on TV, born in Meridian.

Jerry Clower--Born in East Fork in Amite County , 1926, country-comedy albums, written four books, Grand Ole Opry comedian and entertainer, played football for MSU. Died in 1998

Christian Craft--10 year old from Richland, MS, in John John in the Sky

Mart Crowley--television producer and playwright, wrote The Boys in the Band, which was made into a movie. Click on his name for the SHS writer's project about him.

Shea Curry --performed in Showboat on Broadway, from Hattiesburg

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Jefferson Davis of Midway, Ms, director and writer for movie John John in the Sky

Donna Douglas--Elly Mae Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies

Michael Clarke Duncan--nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor in 2000, starred with Tom Hanks in The Green Mile, played Bear in the 1998 film Armageddon, numerous other movies and television shows, played basketball for Alcorn State University in Mississippi, now 37 years old, trademark is his massive physique, which helped him land his first four TV and movie roles--as bouncer and security guard.

John Dye John is currently seen as "Andrew, the Angel of Death"on the CBS drama "Touched By An Angel." Born and raised in Amory, Mississippi (near Tupelo) and graduated from Tupelo High School, John received "Best Actor" awards from Mississippi State before transferring his sophomore year to the University of Memphis (known then as Memphis State University). Born January 31, he landed his first film role in Makin' The Grade in 1984 while still attending Memphis State. John has participated in the Stars Over Mississippi, a charity event for Mississippi students. His film credits include Perfect Weapon, The Best of the Best, Mother, Mother, Sioux City and Campus Man. Dye's television credits include regular roles in "Hotel Malibu" and "Tour of Duty," both on CBS, and "Jack's Place." He also appeared in the mini-series "The Billionaire Boys Club" and guest-starred in the CBS series "Promised Land." Today he lives in San Francisco and Salt Lake City.


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Aunjanue Ellis-- latest film "Ray" with Jamie Fox, from Magnolia, graduated from South Pike High School. She has also appeared in numerous TV roles and has acted on stage in New York.

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Brett Favre--played himself in Something About Mary.

Ruth Elizabeth Ford--Born in Hazlehurst, 1915. In film The Keys of the Kingdom and the play Dinner at Eight., sister of Charles Henri Ford, a poet, painter, filmmaker, editor, novelist

Morgan Freeman photo by Alan Weissman
Jim Fraiser--actor and author, played veterinarian in Willie Morris's My Dog Skip







Morgan Freeman--(Photo rightby Alan Weissman) Grew up in Mississippi around Greenwood. Many movies to his credit including Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Kiss the Girls, Street Smart, now lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and owns a restaurant nearby.







Vivica A. Fox-- West Point, Mississippi, made her feature film debut as Jasmine DuBrow in Independence Day opposite Will Smith. She most recently starred in the hit action thriller Set It Off for New Line Cinema. She will soon appear opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freezeas Ms. B. Haven in Batman and Robin, as well as starring in the family drama Soul Food opposite Vanessa Williams. She will also star opposite Arsenio Hall in the new DreamWorks SKG television series for ABC entitled Arsenio. Her previous television credits include a series regular role opposite Patti LaBelle in the primetime program Out All Night. Other television credits include guest roles on Living Single, Family Matters, Matlock, Beverly Hills 90210, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and China Beach, as well as a recurring role on The Young and the Restless, and a series regular role on Generations.



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M. C. Gainey has played on numerous TV shows, played Roscoe P. Coltrane in Dukes of Hazzard film

Cynthia Geary --(Northern Exposure) played Shelby, newest film is John John in the Sky, also Eight Seconds

Gary Grubbs--from Amory, MS, actor, in Double Take, Gone Fishin' The Ernest Green Story, The Burning Bed, Fatal Vision, River of Rage, Foxfire, Telling Secrets, North & South, Heaven and Hell, appeared on The X-Files, Touched by an Angel, JAG, The Profiler, ten episodes of Will and Grace for NBC, X-Files – The Movie and The Astronaut’s Wife, married to the former Glenda Meadows of Richton, Mississippi, married to Glenda, has two children-- Molly and Logan, resides in Burbank, California.
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Alice Haiming--Born in Jackson in 1959, played Jodie Fields on TV's Search for Tomorrow, Angel Lange Snyder on As the World Turns and various roles on other soap operas. Acted in On Borrowed Time and The Cover of Life.

Jim Henson --creator of Muppets, many films to his credit, TV shows, born in Greenville, Mississippi, 1936, and died in 1990 of walking pneumonia.

Anthony Herrera -- Born in Wiggins, Mississippi, in 1944, played such villains as Dane Hammond in Loving and James Stenbeck on As the World Herrera photo by Nancy JacobsTurns. Author of The Cancer War, an autobiographical story of Herrera's battle against a rare form of cancer, also writer and director of PBS film based on Eudora Welty's The Wide Net.


Photo of Anthony Herrera by Nancy N. Jacobs









Shauntay Hinton--Miss USA (crowned March 2002), born in Starkville, Mississippi, graduate of Starkville High School in 1997. In the Cuts episode entitled “The Love Below,” Hinton guest starred as “Angel,” the former girlfriend of R&B singer and series star, Marques Houston. Hinton co-starred on the CBS drama entitled “Criminal Minds,” and served as red-carpet host for “The 14th Annual Trumpet Awards” hosted by Chris Tucker and LisaRaye McCoy. A 1997 graduate of Starkville High School, Hinton studied broadcast journalism at Howard University and the School for Film and Television's Conservatory Program in New York. Hinton can be seen daily as a host on the STARZ! On Demand cable network. Her other credits include hosting lifestyle and entertainment programming for King World Productions, Fox Sports, Lifetime, Twentieth Television and the recently-launched CurrentTV. A former Miss USA who has raised a record high $35+ million for charity, Hinton supports causes that benefit women's health including breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation. She has traveled nationwide as an advocate for organizations such as the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Gilda's Club.
See photo right: Starkville grad and Miss USA Shauntay Hinton with SHS cheerleaders, Ashley Gillespie and Lateshia Harris. Photo by N. Jacobs, SHS





Eddie Hodges-Eddie Hodges as Huck Finn-Born in Hattiesburg, on March 5,1947, child actor who played Frank Sinatra's son in A Hole in the Head and sang High Hopes with Sinatra. More info here. Also played Huck Finn. Was Winthrop in The Music Man on Broadway.








Michael Humphreys--Born in Independence, Mississippi, played young Forrest in Forrest Gump.

Alan Hunter--MTV DJ personality

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Kate Jackson-- went to Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, in Charlie's Angels, born in Alabama

James Earl Jones--James Earl JonesBorn in Arkabutla, Mississippi, performed in The Great White Hope, Paul Robeson, , Fences, on
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Robert Earle Jones--actor born in Coldwater. Appeared in The Sting, Trading Places and The Cotton Club. Starred in several Broadway productions including Othello.

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Simbi Khali --Born 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, plays Nina on Third Rock from the Sun. She plays the assistant to college professors Dr. Albright (Jane Curtin) Photo from http://alt-avsi.razorfish.com/NBC/entertainment/shows/rock/biokhali.htmland Dr. Solomon (John Lithgow) who often finds herself in the roles of referee and translator between them. Khali was raised in Chicago, IL. Married to Cress Williams in 2000.











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Diane Ladd -- Born Rose Diane Lanier in Meridian, Mississippi, on November 29, 1932. Three Academy Award nominations for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Wild at Heart, and Rambling Rose. She has appeared in over seventy films. She has also appeared in many television shows. In 1960 she married Bruce Dern and divorced him in 1969. She married William A. Shea, Jr., in 1969 and divorced him in 1977. She married Robert Charles Hunter in 1999 and is still married him. She is the mother of actress Laura Dern and the first cousin of Mississippi playwright Tennessee Williams (born Thomas Lanier Williams).



Ben Lang-- Born in Starkville, Mississippi, and a graduate of Starkville High School, Ben has played on ER, Boston Public, The Young and the Restless, and The Guardian. He traveled to the Donna Reed Festival in 1999 as a National scholarship finalist and received encouragement and support from his festival instructors. Following his freshman year at the University of Southern Mississippi, Ben moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2000. He has been seen as the lead in the SAG festival film Boychick directed by Glen Gaylord; as a guest star on Yes, Dear, with Mike O’Malley and Liza Snyder, and directed by Steven Levitan; Ben pursued classes at UCLA while pursuing his career in film and television, but he is currently attending Mississippi State University in Starkville.




Daniel Curtis Lee--Clinton, MS, brother of Nathaniel Lee, played in Friday After Next, The Rising Place, First Monday and The Shield on TV, presently stars in Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified Middle School Survival Guide' in which he plays a nerd,. Daniel is an eighth-grader at Stanford Middle School in Long Beach, California, produced first christian/gospel album in August,2004 titled "Warming" with his brother Nathaniel, Jr., BrotherLee is the name of their group, in Nick's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

Nathaniel Lee, Jr.--Born in Clinton, Mississippi, in 1989, now resides in Long Beach, California. Nathaniel plays the role of Sammy in "My Dog Skip." He played as Talmadge Pepper in the PBS film "The Ponder Heart." He played one of the "Ice Boys" in Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? Nathaniel Lee, Jr., got his first starring role in a PBS film scheduled to air in the fall of 2003 called "Warming By The Devil's Fire," part of the series titled "The Blues." He has also appeared in commercials for Coke and Frito Lay. With his brother Daniel (see above) has recorded their first gospel album, "Brother Lee." He plays the bass guitar, guitar, string bass, drums and some piano. Nathaniel is a ninth-grader at Millikan High School, loves video games, music and is a member of "Best Buddies," where he teams up to help children with special needs. He lives with his family in Long Beach, California, newest acting assignments: CBS Judging Amy - Dancing in the Dark , Disney Tiger Cruise , Paramount Art School Confidential

Tom Lester--Born in Jackson, family moved to Laurel, played farm hand Eb Dawson in TV's Green Acres.
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Thalia Mara--Born in 1911 in Chicago, moved to Jackson in 1975. Professional dancer and founder of the Jackson Ballet troupe which became Ballet Mississippi, brought International Ballet Competition to Jackson.

Daniel Martinez, member SAG/AFTRA , roles in Pretty Woman and Miami Vice

John Maxwell --John Maxwell Director of New Stage Theater in Jackson, Mississippi. Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write? is his one man play. Click on his name for interview and more complete information by SHS student Krystal Jenkins.
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Shane McRae-- Born Shane Michael McRae to John and Sharon McRae on July 23, 1977, in Gainesville, Florida. The family moved to Starkville, Mississippi, in 1987 when his father became dean of the MSU School of Architecture. Shane is a 1995 graduate of Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi. He is the oldest of three children. His sister Kelley was born November 14, 1979, and she also graduated from SHS. His brother Ryan was born December 9, 1982. His father was Dean of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University before the family moved from Starkville to Maryland.

In 1992 Shane tried out for Starkville High School's spring musical Oklahoma! Despite being chosen for the production, there was a conflict between the play and soccer, and Shane chose to play soccer instead. In 1993, he tried out for Bye, Bye, Birdie, another Starkville High School production. He played the part of Randolph MacAfee. In 1994, he played Barnaby Tucker, one of the main characters in Hello, Dolly, also an SHS production.

The spring of 1995 found Shane McRae in two other high school drama class productions. He was Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was also Jack in Pals. In the spring of 1996 (Shane's freshman year at Mississippi State University in Starkville), he performed in the MSU's production of South Pacific as Luther Billis. As a result of this role, he was an Irene Ryan Regional Finalist. The fall of that same year, Shane decided to attend the University of Evansville where he would study theatre. He then graduated with an MFA from New York University.
In 1998, Shane McRae played the part of Ryan in the Promised Land episode "Balancing Act." Shane McRae played the part of Nelson in All Over Again, which was filmed the summer of 2000. Since then he's played the part of Jason Chenier in Take Me Out ( which won a Tony), Chris Olshansky in the Hack episode Fog Of War, an engineer named Bill in Pullman Car Hiawatha and filled in for David Tom as Paul Cramer in One Life to Live. In August and again in November of 2004, he performed in an off-Broadway play called WarPlay which he wrote along with David Flaherty and Daniel Larlham. In October, he played the part of Richard's nemesis, Richmond, in Richard III. Shane McRae currently lives in New York. He plays Bobby in Four Kings, which will premiere Sunday January 1, 2006 on NBC. The Emmy-winning creators of NBC's Will and Grace David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are creating Four Kings, the new comedy pilot for NBC. The pilot centers on a quartet of guys, childhood best friends, who live in New York.


Gerald McRaney --Born in Collins, Mississippi, August 19, 1947. Co-starred in Simon and Simon on TV Gerald McRaneyand Major Dad, also Promised Land, married to Delta Burke of Designing Women



Gerald McRaney







Hailee Melton--plays one of the Peacock children in The Ponder Heart, a made-for-PBS movie adapted from Mississippi writer Eudora Welty's novel. Hailee is from Clinton, Mississippi, and is ten years old. She began by acting in the Clinton Childrens's Theatre when she was eight, and has done several commercials, and a safety video which will be shown in Mississippi schools. Parents are Don and Debbie Melton. Hailee began modeling at age five and wants to be an actress. She also swims, sings, and dances.







Mary Ann Mobley--Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, 1939. Mry Ann Mobley Miss America in 1959, played on Broadway in Nowhere to Go But Up, and in movies with Elvis Presley called Girl Happyand Harum Scarum, married to Gary Collins, Golden Globe, 1965, diagnosed with Crohn's disease



Mike Moore--attorney general of Mississippi, playing himself in film The Insider!


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Rashad NaylorRashad Naylor--1995 graduate of Hattiesburg High School, Rashad understudied the Dynamites role in Shampoo on Broadway. When he performed, it was done more as a group from that era with a lead man and two girls.He and Shayna Steele sang together 'Welcome to the 60's. Played Vernon Jordan in Monica! The Musical






Brandy Norwood as Moesha



Brandy (Norwood)--(photo left) star of Moesha, Cinderella, many albums. See link to our music site.

Willie (Ray-J) Norwood--brother of Brandy, also on Moesha. Appeared in Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored. See link.












Carrie Nye-- Born Caroline Nye McGeoy in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1937, married to TV's Dick Cavett, played in Divorce His, Divorce Hers (1973) and The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Creepshow (1982)


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Paul Ott--Listen to the Eagle show
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Bob Pittnam. Founder and producer of MTV, Born in Brookhaven, 1953.

Parker PoseyParker Posey--Moved at twelve to Laurel, Mississippi, with her family. Played role of Tess on CBS's As the World Turns, several films such as The Daytrippers and Party Girl. More info at Internet Movie Database.






Elvis Presley --Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, King of rock 'n roll, Click on Presley's name for complete SHS project
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Beah Richards--Born Beulah Richardson in Vicksburg in 1920, played Sidney Poitier's mother in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, also in The Great White Hope, Beloved, several TV series, died at age 80 (Sept. 14, 2000). Won Emmy in 2000 for guest appearance on The Practice. Emmy in 1988 for guest appearance on Frank's Place and an ACE Award in 1987. Subject of HBO documentary Beah: A Black Woman Speaks. Her obituary from the Guardian can be read here.




Tim Rice --film director for John John in the Sky, The Rising Place, screenwriter

Eric Roberts--Born in Biloxi in 1956, movies include King of the Gypsies, Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Coca-Cola Kid, The Runaway Train, Nobody's Food, In Cold Blood, brother of Julia Roberts.

LeAnn Rimes Wonderful World CoverLe Ann Rimes--country music star, played in Holiday in Your Heart, many albums, married to Dean Sheremet with whom she has written children's book Jag. Click here for her home site biography



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Toni Seawright--former Miss Mississippi, runner-up for Miss USA, starred on Broadway in The Wiz, married to Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipp

Symba Smith--Born in Gulfport, in movie Beverly Hills Cop III, also appeared in TV shows: Will & Grace, The West Wing, Letters From A Nut (Pilot), Friends, The Parkers, Veronica’s Closet, Hyperion Bay, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Sliders, The Bold and The Beautiful (4 episodes), The Young and The Restless, Melrose Place, Models, Inc., Daddy’s Girls (Pilot), Land’s End, Star Search (Spokesmodel Winner), Don’t Talk to Strangers (M.O.W.), Campus Cops, Blossom, Cheers, In Living Color, Murder She Wrote, Club MTV, The Tonight Show (twice) and many others. Films include L.A. Confidential, Abandoned Minds, Freedom Flyers, The Other Woman, Beverly Hills Cop III, First Finish, The Underground, Last Action Hero, Naked Gun 33 1/3 as well as commercials for Sprint PCS ("Backed-Up E-mails"), JC Penney ("S.U.V."), Acura ("San Francisco"), Lowe's Home Improvement (Multiple Spots), Mazda ("Personals"), Mazda ("Penny Down"), Miller Lite ("Sportscasters"), Miller Lite ("Boxing"), Miller Genuine Draft ("Road Crew"), Sears ("Celebrity Garages"), Audi and others.
Taylor Spreitler-- born 1993, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" playing "Chloe Sellers" in episode: (episode # 6.18) 8 March 2005 "Pure"

Stella Stevens--film and television star, born Estelle Egglestone in either Yazoo City or Hot Coffee, 1936, movies include Li'l Abner, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Too Late Blues, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Nutty Professor, The Silencers, The Poseidon Adventure, Dukes of Hazzard,
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Laurie Gayle Stephenson--graduated from Ole Miss and was a member of Tri delta sorority there. She played the role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera on broadway.
She also was an original cast member of the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber In Concert as well as many other roles.

Tonea Stewart--Born in Greenwood, TV role of Aunt Etta in In the Heat of the Night. Movies include Mississippi Burning, A Time to Kill.

Elliott Street--actor, director, playwright from Meridian, parents were founders of Meridian Little Theatre, went to Sewanee, but in junior year transferred to Pasadena Playhouse College of the Arts for bachelor's degree in theater arts, worked in film, television miniseries such as Hawaii 5-0 (Draw Me a Killer, 1973 episode) Mayberry, RFD, The ElliottStreet--Mississippi actorRockford Files, Eight is Enough , The Mod Squad and others, film credits include Elvis, the Movie, The Winds of War and The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, was producer and artistic director with The Company of Angels, oldest professional theater company in LA, moved to Atlanta in 1978, 1980, did commercials and on-location films, now teachers at Meridian Community College while acting, directing and writing plays, has written A Whitehouse Christmas, The Legend of Willie Homer, The Elixir of Life, Tornado Bait, nationally recognized actor-director Elliot Street presents T.R., a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt which provides an entertaining and educational view of American politics and history through the recreation of a "romp with the Colonel," putting the audience on the campaign trail with the first president of the 20th Century. Mr. Street also does teacher workshops and artist residencies.


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Byron Thomas--guest starring roles in 21 Jump Street - Dylan Taylor - Bad Influence (1987), 1994 Blackout : Character played-- Komandant 1982, The Curse of Fred Astaire - Character played: Guardian Angel/Drunk

Keith Thibodeaux--played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy.Keith Thibodeaux today in Jackson, MS
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Kathy Thibodeaux--ballet dancer, Jackson, International Ballet Competition silver medalist
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Ernestine Wade--Played Sapphire on TV show The Amos 'n' Andy Show, born in Jackson.

Sela Ward--Born in Meridian, Mississippi, played Teddy on Sisters. Movies The Man Who Loved Women, Rescuers, and The Fugitive (1993), star of Once and Again, does Sprint ads , cheerleader in college for the University of Alabama, Phi Beta Kappa, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, husband is Howard, two childrenSela Ward






Ray Walston--Ray WalstonBorn in Laurel, 1917. numerous stage, screen, and TV credits. On Broadway in Damn Yankees and South Pacific, Movies include Paint Your Wagon, Of Mice and Men, The Sting. On TV as My Favorite Martian. Died in 2001. Obituary here.









Spencer Williams, Jr.--Went to high school at Wards Academy in Natchez. Played Andy Brown on comedy series The Amos 'n' Andy Show.


Oprah Winfrey--Kosciusko, Mississippi, Born in 1954, Star of TV and screen. Has own TV show. Played in The Color Purple and Beloved. Click on Oprahs's highlighted name for more SHS information.

Gloria Winters, Photo courtesy of her son.Gloria Jackson Winters--played Mrs. Shepard in Larry Brown's Big Bad Love, Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilberin New Stage's A Christmas Carol, plays the woman guard in Grisham's The Chamber.











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Billie Jean Young--Moved to Jackson in 1981. Best known for one-woman show called Fannie Lou Hamer--This Little Light, Winner of 1995 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts

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Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author
Comments and additio
Uh Oh Hugh--How'd you find out about my cousins? [ROLLEYES]
PS I just found out the vasectomy didn't work--they named the baby Pancho and they're all taking Spanish lessons![ROLLEYES]
You are too much![SMILE]

Your friend might have given credit for the above long list of famous Mississippians to its source--my web site "The Mississippi Writers, Musicians, Artists, and Actors Project"-- which he/she simply copied and pasted.  Mu web site can be found at http://www.mswritersandmusicians.com  and has many photos, facts, interviews for 456 Mississippi writers, 257 Mississippi musicians, 163 Mississippi artists, and 80 Mississippi actors.  Check it out.

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