Cecil Ramsey was born in Atlanta in 1933, and moved to Buford at an early age where he quickly became a local icon. He was seen all over town pulling a skate behind him which he referred affectionately to as his little bother. As a child, family members noticed that he was gifted in the area of drawing. Cecil was a self-taught artist that painted most any subject matter.
He was best known for painting the murals within the Shadburn Office Building which operated as a restaurant, The Tannery, during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Cecil spoke of traveling to New York with a well know art promoter and producing work for a show there. At present, we have not been able to substantiate this claim.
Cecil died in 1996 without fanfare of circumstance. His works are now being discovered, and recognition is being given to his talent and his legacy.