Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley,Self-taught Outsider Artist ,was born February 10, 1950, the seventh of twenty-seven children in Birmingham, Alabama. He was moved around from foster home to foster home until he ran away to Louisiana when he was fourteen. He drifted around the South working as a short-order cook in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. Eventually Holley settled in Birmingham where he lives today with five of his fifteen children.