The story of Mary Tillman Smith is that of a poor child from Mississippi who, in the twilight of her life, began work that was admired very early on by Basquiat, and that now features in the collections of the most prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington), the High Museum of American Art (Atlanta), the Smithsonian Museum (Washington), and the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris).
Mary T. Smith left behind several hundred paintings of exceptional elemental power, which have earned her recognition today as one of the leading figures in American art brut.
Mary t. smith
Mississippi shouting #2
Galerie Christian Berst
Exhibition from october 14 to november 21, 2021