Herbert "Coon" Singleton
(1945 - 2007)
Herbert "Coon" Singleton was active/lived in Louisiana / Morocco. Herbert Singleton is known for folk art: wood carved totems, ceremonial canes, voodoos.
Biography Herbert "Coon" Singleton
Following is an obituary of Herbert Singleton by Doug MacCash, August 2, 2007 from The Times-Picaynne newspaper, Greater New Orleans.
Herbert "Coon" Singleton, internationally known folk artist, died July 25 of lung cancer at Jo Ellen Smith Convalescent Center. He was 62.
Born and raised in Algiers, Singleton earned a living as a construction worker, working on structures such as the Mississippi River Bridge. In the early 1970s, he began carving the stumps of fallen trees into front-porch totems and branches into ceremonial canes.
By the 1980s, his carvings caught the attention of local art collectors as his work became more complicated and political. Using only a hammer and chisel, he transformed discarded chifforobe panel
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