“I want to make the art that is mine to make.”
Hal Boyd was born on October 5, 1934, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a town that figures in the history of the blues. He grew up there and in Blytheville, Arkansas, another small city in the Mississippi River Delta. Blytheville was mildly renowned for its National Cotton-Picking Contest, an annual event.
Hal enjoyed making art from an early age. In elementary school, he was enrolled briefly in a high school art class, since art was not... more