Hunt, George

George Hunt’s distinctive interpretation of cubism incorporates collage, vibrant hues, and dynamic textures, paying homage to his childhood memories of church and the colorful headgear of women. Much of his current work draws inspiration from African American culture in the Southern United States. Renowned as a talented Southern American artist, Hunt’s portfolio includes captivating portraits of Blues musicians and illustrations for Blues Festivals. His art adorns private collections, galleries, museums, and business walls in Memphis, featuring collage accents that lend a three-dimensional quality to his acrylic paintings. He crafted the official poster for the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival for nearly thirty years . In 2003, Hunt was designated the “official artist” for the “Year of the Blues,” promoting Blues as a significant American cultural contribution. His repertoire often explores African American life and the Civil Rights movement, with his 1997 portrayal of the Little Rock Nine immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp in 2005. George Hunt’s unique perspective and artistic vision stem from his rural Louisiana upbringing in 1940, nurtured by his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. He pursued his artistic passion at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, with a BA degree. He was influenced by acclaimed artists such as Picasso, Romare Bearden, Modigliani, and mentor Dewitt Jordan.




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