George Hunt is an artist with an unconventional and abstract view of the world. His paintings unmask the emotions of his subjects and evoke an immediate response.
Memphis in May is pleased to have "The Blues Men" by George Hunt as the representative work for the 1992 Beale Street Music Festival. "The Blues Men" will also be the first art work reproduced and signed in a numbered edition for the Beale Street Music Festival.
George Hunt was born in
Lake Charles, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Arkansas, Pine Buff, in 1960.
He Has Been Chairperson
of the Carver High School Art Department, Memphis, TN, Since
1972: Director of Shelby State Community College Summer Youth
Program, "Art... Serious Business" (1980 - 1990);
received special recognition from the Department of Labor for
Outstanding Service to American Youth, 1987; recipient of the
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. College of Black Spirits Award,
1988; co-author, Twenty Five Black Artists in Memphis, 1987;
nominated for Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence, 1987; spotlighted
for Teaching Excellence by Memphis Arts Alliance, 1983. His
publications include: Memphis Arts Council Artist Calendar,
1991, Homespun Images, 1988, Memphis Magazine Special Issue
vol. 7, 1986.