(1921 - 2010)
Prophet Blackmon was active/lived in Wisconsin, Michigan. Prophet Blackmon is known for folk painting, religious imagery.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Biography Prophet Blackmon
Obituary. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2010
They called him Prophet Blackmon. By Amy Rabideau Silvers
A self-styled preacher, healer and seer - someone who called himself "God's bum" - William Joshua Blackmon also became an accidental artist later in life.
"Prophet was one of the great Milwaukee characters - and among the best self-taught artists ever to come out of Milwaukee," said Jeffrey R. Hayes, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For his part, Blackmon regarded his art as a heaven-sent way to share his message and support his ministry.
Blackmon died of natural causes Feb. 8 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, where he moved only weeks earl
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