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