Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thornton Dial, one of my favorite artists, dies at 87

“Art is like a bright star up ahead in the darkness of the world,” Mr. Dial told Mr. Arnett. “It can lead peoples through the darkness and help them from being afraid of the darkness. Art is a guide for every person who is looking for something. That’s how I can describe myself: Mr. Dial is a man looking for something.” 

Thornton Dial, Outsider Artist Whose Work Told of Black Life, Dies at 87; by William Grimes; NY Times