Louis B Burroughs, Jr
With family roots in Greensboro, Alabama, Louis B. Burroughs resides in Orange Village, Ohio, with wife Marlene Stoiber Burroughs. He was born in Cleveland and grew up in the Glenville neighborhood on the city’s east side. From his earliest years, he found himself sketching and drawing. A master’s degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University helped him hone research, analytic and writing skills. From a studio in the Art District of Cleveland, he has produced a body of paintings and sculptures. Middle Passage: The Artistic Life of Lawrence Baker is his first book. In summer, he spends time writing and painting at “Isla Calebra” (Snake Island) on Lake Nipissing in Lavigne, Ontario, Canada.
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Middle Passage: The Artistic Life of Lawrence Baker
by Louis B Burroughs, Jr
Artist Lawrence Baker's middle passage involves encountering and overcoming various obstacles, none more daunting than the inertia of race, family and an inadequate early education. This book not only asks plain questions about the connections between Baker's complex inner life and art, but also probes the relationship between African-American social and cultural development and black art.
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