SHIRLEY WOODSON
DETROIT, MI
Shirley Woodson, artist

Extraordinary

Shirley Woodson, artist

“I sought to incorporate aspects of his philosophical ideas and qualities of leadership, using quotes from his writings and speeches. I applied text and various forms of type to the bust.”

 

Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, Shirley Woodson has become an esteemed artist, educator and art historian. She has been a member of the national executive board of the National Conference of Artists since 1997.

Her paintings of African American life are a part of 22 collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Florida A&M University and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

ARTWORK © SHIRLEY WOODSON