Reverend George Kornegay
Reverend George Kornegay (1913-2014) was born in Bibb County, Alabama, and left school in the 10th grade to help his father who was a sharecropper. Over the years, Kornegay worked in mills and preached the Gospel as a minister of the A.M.E. Zion Church. In 1960, Rev. Kornegay felt called by God to create artwork outside of his house in order to create a place of healing. Over several decades, the exterior of his property was transformed into a massive art environment filled with found objects, paintings, sculptures and ornate structures. Towards the end of his life, he moved to a new location and created another extensive installation there. His art heavily draws upon his African and Native American heritage as well as his religious conviction.