Joseph Artur Kersey was born in Chicago, but his birth date is variably listed as 1908 (Igoe Lynn. 250 years of Afro-American Art), 1909 (Cederholm); 1918 (Locke. The Negro As Artist). He was educated in the Chicago public schools, and attended the Art Institute there.
Chicago Artists, 1938; Federal Arts Project; American Negro Exhibition, Chicago where he received honorable mention in 1940; Atlanta University, Howard University, Library of Congress, Anacostia Museum, Atlanta University, DuSable Museum of African American History
Johnson Publishing Co., Barnett-Aden Collection; Constance Porter Uzelac Collection (Head of a Young Girl)
James Amos Porter (
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