Twentieth-century painter most widely known for his portraits of such American politics figures as U.S. Senator John C. Stennis and Mississippi Governor William Winter season. He attemptedto be considered a farmer but eventually transformed his henhouse into a skill studio room and pursued a full-time profession as a family portrait designer. He was commissioned by followers of Richard Nixon’s presidential marketing campaign to color a family portrait of Nixon’s daughters. He was created in Dundee, Mississippi, and done his parents’ Clarksdale natural cotton plantation in his youngsters. He painted many portraits of nonpoliticians. Among these was a graphic from the renowned Southern writer William Faulkner.