John B (Murry) Murray
(1908 - 1988)
John B. (Murry) Murray was active/lived in Georgia. John Murray is known for naive-imagery, drawings, hallucination art from found objects, rocks.
Biography John B. (Murry) Murray
John B. Murray
"The Handwriting on the Wall"
By William Arnett
John Bunion (“J.B.”) Murray (often spelled “Murry”) was born in 1908 in a remote community in Glascock County in central Georgia. Tenant farming was his only known occupation. He was in his fifties when his wife left him. She had borne eleven children, but they too were gone by that time, leaving Murray alone in a small shack on barely arable land, in virtual isolation in one of the most remote sections of Georgia. Sometime later, in the late 1970s, Murray began what would become one of the most remarkable and unlikely art “careers” in the southern vernacular field.
Murray suffered from hallucinations, and that affliction (which l
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