Willie C (William) Ousley
(1866 - 1953)
Willie C. (William) Ousley was active/lived in Louisiana. Willie Ousley is known for tonalist and luminous landscape painting-bayous, murals.
Biography Willie C. (William) Ousley
Will Ousley was Willie C. Ousley, born 28 April 1866 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia to Thomas and Mollie Ousley. By deed of 21 Oct 1871, Mollie O. Owsley turned over custody of her baby son Willie C. Owsley to Matt Pitts and his wife (Lee County, AL Deeds, F: 714).
Over the next few years, Willie came in the custody of Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Kingery and in 1876 was brought by them to Bagdad, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.In 1880, Willie Ousley, age 10, was living in the household of A. K. Kingrey in the Vincent settlement of Calcasieu Parish. As a child, Will began drawing and painting on anything he could find and eventually created his own style, painting pictures of the nearby swamps and the Calcasieu River.
In 1890 his fami
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