(1911 - 1968)
John McCrady was active/lived in Louisiana, New York, Mississippi. John McCrady is known for modernist figure, genre, religious and portrait painting.
Self Portrait-Grand Isle
Biography John McCrady
Born in Canton, Mississippi, John McCrady had a deep exposure to
southern culture during his childhood in Oxford, Mississippi. His
father was an Episcopalian minister who also taught philosophy at the
University of Mississippi.
In the mid 1940s, he worked on a
series of paintings of nostalgic scenes of the Deep South including
images of steamboats, plantation, and cotton fields. These works,
very popular with the public, were exhibited at the Associated American
Artists Gallery in New York City.
He also did Art Deco oil paintings such as Mother Earth and satirical paintings including Mr. Gulliver of La-fay-ette County,
which expressed his feelings that artists interested in depicting
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