William White: New Orleans Visionary Artist

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Blvd

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

November 15, 2016-January 21, 2017

This exhibit will showcase the paintings of Mississippi native and self-taught artist, William White, highlighting pieces from his fifty year career. White began painting in the 1950’s, taking inspiration from the culture of New Orleans, initially using his front porch as his canvas. By the 1960’s, White had transitioned to felt tip markers to create works that explored religious imagery, prehistoric creatures, animals, and abstract geometric works. White’s bold colors and simple shapes form works that capture his inspirations of “God and faraway places.” This self-taught, folk artist never achieved the prestige that some of his contemporaries enjoyed but his art has found a home in museums like the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of art, and the Birmingham Museum of Art, as well as in the collections of art connoisseurs.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3
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