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Grave with Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama

Grave with Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama

Artist: William Christenberry (American, 1936 - 2016)
Date: 1975 (printed 1988)
Medium: chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/4 × 4 3/4 in. (8.3 × 12.1 cm)
Support: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of John Robertshaw III, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.24.3
Description
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Christenberry often visited family in rural Hale County, a place that has provided the primary inspiration for his work in painting, sculpture, and photography. While visiting family gravesites or admiring the distinctive architecture of the county’s old churches, the artist often photographed tombstones and homemade grave markers, a tribute to the faith and ingenuity of country people.
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