Another thoughtful painting by African-American artist W. Earl Robinson of Clarksdale — this time depicting two ladies in a Mississippi Delta cotton field. Painting is 9.5" tall (including frame).
W. (Willie) Earl Robinson was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in 1950 but has lived in Clarksdale for decades. The self-taught African-American artist works in both oils and acrylics, and often builds his own wooden frames of found-cypress. His Delta subject matter comes from his own life — including blues musicians, gospel scenes, baptisms, old shacks and Mississippi cotton. His works are in the permanent collections of various museums as well as fans like actor Morgan Freeman. Cat Head has worked with Mr. Robinson since 2002.