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Artist ID: 2410

Fred C. Fussell is an artist, writer, curator, and documentary photographer whose work focuses on the American South. His recent books include Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle (University of North Carolina Press, 2003), Pot Liquor: Tales and Recollections Told by the People of Stewart County, Georgia (Westville Press, 2002), and A Chattahoochee Album: Images of Traditional People and Folksy Places Around the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley (Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 2000). He wrote the regional essays on the southwest and west-central regions of Georgia for The New Georgia Guide (University of Georgia Press, 1996). In 2004 his book Blue Ridge Music Trails was awarded the Presidential Award for Heritage Tourism by President George W. Bush. Fussell has also created artwork throughout his adult life, first as a watercolorist and later as a painter working in acrylic, gouache, and oils. For the past several years he has focused his creative efforts on painting abstracted imagery that is based on the myriad aspects of the landscape in and around the American South. His work is widely held in private, corporate, and public collections around the South and beyond.

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