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Prophet Blackmon

 (1921 - 2010)
Prophet Blackmon was active/lived in Wisconsin, Michigan.  Prophet Blackmon is known for folk painting, religious imagery.

Prophet Blackmon

Obituary. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2010

They called him Prophet Blackmon. By Amy Rabideau Silvers

A self-styled preacher, healer and seer - someone who called himself "God's bum" - William Joshua Blackmon also became an accidental artist later in life.

"Prophet was one of the great Milwaukee characters - and among the best self-taught artists ever to come out of Milwaukee," said Jeffrey R. Hayes, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For his part, Blackmon regarded his art as a heaven-sent way to share his message and support his ministry.

Blackmon died of natural causes Feb. 8 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, where he moved only weeks earl  ...  Displaying 750 of 5118 characters.

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About  Prophet Blackmon

Born:  1921 - Michigan
Died:   2010 - Detroit, Michigan
Known for:  folk painting, religious imagery