Cotton Belt Gallery
Woodie Long (October 19, 1942 - October 12, 2009) never attended school and spent his childhood working the fields to help his large family. He worked as a house painter in his adult life and eventually moved to Alabama, where he lived with his last wife Dot. Because of his self-professed desire to share the story of his life with his children, he began painting his memories using brushes and paint that his wife had acquired while she was taking a community art class. His works are characteristically exuberant paintings of figures rendered with painterly strokes of color.
His work can be found in the Cooperstown Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum, and the Columbus Museum of Art.