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Lived/Active: Louisiana/Arizona      Known for: Folkart memory painting

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Hambone (b. 1956)

Hambone is a totally self-taught Creole Choctaw who grew up in the bayou country of Louisiana. His characters and stories depict the colorful and rich history of the Deep South and one is sure to find the memories in his works. Simple and unpretentious, colorful and humorous, when viewing Hambone's paintings, you cannot help but smile as you are taken back to your childhood memories of the life and people you love and cherish. His humor will remind you of those who have made up your life's experience and the love they show for each other will surely take you home.

He is considered a "memory painter", meaning that he paints from memory and through his imagination of the life he knows.  When he has an idea for a theme, he starts painting directly to the canvas, without pre-drawing.

Exhibitions:
2006  Chattanooga African American Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee (solo)
2003-2005 Gallery Exhibitions in Chandler, Tucson, and Sedona, Arizona
He has also been invited to numerous Art shows and exhibitions across the U.S.

Awards:
2003  Manhattan Arts International Juried competition (painting price)
2003  Anacortes Art of the Port Juried Competition (T. Bailey Award), Anacortes, Washington

Museum Collections:
Chattanooga African American Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Periodicals:
Artist of the Month. Phoenix Magazine (October 2006)
Hambone Artist Profile. Artbook of the New West (Spring/Summer 2007)
Hambone has Landed. Travel Host Magazine (Summer 2006)
Hambone Exhibition. Chattanooga Times Free Press (October 9, 2005)
Folk Art Painter Making a Splash. The Arizona Republic (July 20, 2003)

Membership:
American Folk Art Society

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