Thursday, February 21, 2008

TSU Influence On Display

Earlie Hundall Jr.

Texas Southern University photographer Earlie Hudnall Jr. is at
the University of Southern Mississippi's Museum of Art.

"He is a very well-known artist, an artist of the American South," said Jan Siesling, the museum's art director. "I thought it was a good thing to make it clear to Hattiesburg that there was a good artist, the fact that he was from Hattiesburg, there is too much to say."

James Biggers and friends at Gaston College

John Biggers' nephew brings the TSU Art Department's driving force back to his hometown of Gastonia, North Carolina.

He spent the last years of his life as the Chair of the Art Department at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he directed a program that has produced many of America's most prominent black artists, art historians and teachers. His last art exhibit was in collaboration with his nephew James Biggers at Gaston College in 2001."