Stringfellow, Allen, (You Must Be Born Of Water)
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"You Must Be Born Of Water" by Allen Stringfellow
collage 14 x 20" image -- framed
Allen Stringfellow 1923-2004 recalls his life in Champaign, Illinois in the early 1920s and 1930s, where he was raised by his grandmother, Mother Briggs. His parents were entertainers and didn't raise their six children. Stringfellow remembers an elementary school teacher who encouraged his artistic creativity. Stringfellow details his continuing interest and training in art, which was further encouraged by Roosevelt's New Deal programs at the South Side Community Arts Center.