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John McCrady

Born: Sep 11, 1911

Death: Dec 24, 1968

Birthplace: Canton

Nationality: United States

John McCrady

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1911
Date of Death : Dec 24, 1968
Birth Place : Canton

John McCrady is a Louisiana painter and printmaker. McCrady was born in Canton, Mississippi and was raised in the American South. After winning a scholarship from the Art Students League of New York for his "Portrait of a Negro," McCrady studied art with Thomas Hart Benton and Kenneth Hayes Miller. McCrady went on to become one of the best-known twentieth-century southern artists and was known for depicting scenes from the South, particularly images of southern African Americans. He also founded the McCrady Art School in 1942 on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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