Gossips learned today that Earl Swanigan, Hudson's most outrageous, prolific, and celebrated outsider artist, died yesterday in Columbus, Mississippi, the city where he was born. His obituary can be read here.
This picture of Earl was taken in June 2010 at the opening of the exhibition Local Self Portraits at the Hudson Opera House. Earl's was the first self-portrait in the show to be sold--even before the opening reception began.
A regular presence on Warren Street and a unique talent, Earl was a vibrant part of the Hudson scene. His art, on display in so many Hudson businesses, lives on. Rest in peace, Earl Swanigan.
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