Lonnie B. Holley is active/lives in Alabama. Lonnie Holley is known for sculptor-assemblage, painter-figure.
Biography Lonnie Holley
Lonnie Holley was born the seventh of twenty-seven children in Birmingham, Alabama. He was moved around from foster home to foster home, until he ran away to Louisiana when he was fourteen. He drifted around the South working as a short-order cook in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama.
Eventually Holley settled in Birmingham to be near family. When his sister's two children died in a house fire in 1979, Holley became so depressed that he almost committed suicide. In the weeks that followed, he decided to do something constructive with his grief. As the family could not afford to buy tombstones for the children, he decided to make them himself. "I asked God to give me something so that I may go to the top in life, and he did. I use the s
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