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Le Garage Ravi de Rocky Mount

Jonathan Williams (see all by), NC Wesleyan College Press (see all by), Roger Manley (see all by)

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An Essay on Vernon Burwell

Williams was one of the premier promoters and collectors of what’s often called “outsider art.”

Burwell (1916-1990) was a self-taught sculptor from Rocky Mount, NC.

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Essay with color photo covers of the sculptor Vernon Burwell and his work, published on the occasion of the Annie Hooper Exhibition and Visionary Folk Art Symposium organized by Roger Manley at North Carolina State University, 23 April 1988.

This item, printed in an edition of 1000 copies, is part biography, part commentary, part q & a with the man who said, “Rocky Mount don’t know much of what I’m about.”

JW: So why, Mr. Burwell, did you suddenly in 1976 decide to start making human figures out of cement?

VB: Well, I just decided I would try to make something.

Two dogs by Vernon Burwell

AuthorJonathan Williams, NC Wesleyan College Press, Roger Manley
PublisherNC Wesleyan College Press
Publication Date1988
Editiontrade pb. 1st ed.
DistributorR.A. Fountain
EditorLeverett T. Smith
No. of Pages4
No. of Photographs2
Cover Photo CreditRoger Manley
Designed byJonathan Greene