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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Edmondson Studio and Home Site

 
 
William Edmondson Studio and Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 13, 2020
1. William Edmondson Studio and Home Site Marker
Inscription.  On this site, William Edmonson (1874-1951) created renowned limestone sculptures in an open-air studio next to his home. In 1937 he became the first African American to earn a solo show at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Born in rural Davidson County in 1874, Edmonson made his home here in 1913 and began sculpting around 1932. He drew inspiration from his faith, community, and nature. Major museums acquired Edmonson's work and scholars consider him among America's most important self-taught artists of the 20th century.
 
Erected 2020 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 245.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.274′ N, 86° 47.417′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Avenue South and Wade Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 14th Avenue
William Edmondson Studio and Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 13, 2020
2. William Edmondson Studio and Home Site Marker
South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1703 14th Ave S, Nashville TN 37212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edmondson Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nashville's Music Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ward-Belmont College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belmont Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Betty Chiles Nixon (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeFord Bailey (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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