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Merton D Simpson

 (1928 - 2013)
Merton D. Simpson was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / Africa.  Merton Simpson is known for abstract expressionist painting, portraits, gallery owner.

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One of eight children, Merton Simpson was born in 1928 and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina.  While hospitalized with childhood diphtheria, he took to drawing. His talent was soon recognized by several Charlestonians, among them William Halsey, an artist who gave private instruction to the young Simpson.  While working with Halsey, Simpson also worked at the Gibbes Museum, the only African American in the still segregated institution.  Though not an orphan, Simpson was also a member of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, another important early experience, as music has been a lifelong inspiration to the artist.

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