Thornton Dial
American, 1928-2016
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Thornton Dial
American, 1928-2016
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Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Revelations: Art from the African American South,
de Young Museum
2014
LIFE IN THE SHADE: Drawings by Thornton Dial,
Paulson Fontaine Press
The Deeper The Southern Roots,
333 Montezuma Arts

An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from …

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An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from relative obscurity in the 1980s by Bill Arnett, an Atlanta-based collector of art made by untrained black Southerners—an event that has become the stuff of legend. Dial spent most of his life working as a machinist in a …

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