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William Eggleston

 (born 1939)
William Eggleston is active/lives in Tennessee.  William Eggleston is known for photography.

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William Eggleston


William Eggleston was born on July 27, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Sumner, Mississippi.  At the age of fifteen, Eggleston was sent to the Webb School, a boarding establishment In Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  Eggleston attended Vanderbilt University for a year, Delta State College for a semester, and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for approximately five years, none of this experience resulting in a college degree.  However, it was during these university years that his interest in photography took root: a friend at Vanderbilt gave Eggleston a Leica camera.  Eggleston studied art at Ole Miss and was introduced to abstract expressionism by a visiting painter from New York named Tom Young.

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About  William Eggleston

Born:  1939 - Memphis, Tennessee
Known for:  photography