Cotton Belt Gallery
Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900 - 1980) lived in Georgia and received the calling from God to preach in 1934. In 1939, she moved to New Orleans as a self-proclaimed missionary and later received another revelation telling her to use her art to illustrate her sermons. She never took credit for her art, instead saying, "He (God) moves my hand. Do you think I would ever know how to do a picture like this by myself?" Her imagery of a New Jerusalem drawn from the book of Revelation was one of her most recurring themes.
Her work was brought to a larger audience by the New Orleans Museum of Art in the show "Tools of Her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan."
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