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Thornton Dial

We are honored to have collaborated with Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Marianne Boesky Gallery to release Happiness with Flowers (2016), a print edition by the late Thornton Dial.

Thornton Dial (b. 1928, Emelle, AL; d. 2016, McCalla, AL) was a self-taught pioneering American artist who created a diverse, prolific body of work. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles; forthcoming, 2023), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at University of Alabama (Birmingham), High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Indianapolis Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), and American Folk Art Museum (New York), among many others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York), and The Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and more. Numerous institutions hold Dial’s work in their collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and The Philadelphia Museum of Art (Pennsylvania). Dial is survived by his four children, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.