Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall

Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall

"Stovall’s artwork depicted both black and white Virginians in rural settings, which earned her the title of the 'Grandma Moses of Virginia' and the label of a southern memory painter," writes Kaitlin Shiflett of the Lynchburg Museum, in this blog article.

Learn more about Queena Stovall's fascinating life in our featured exhibition at the VMHC from May 12-October 14, 2018 and enjoy a sneak peek of some of her works below.

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Making Apple Butter
January 1951 // Collection of Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College // Gift of Ellen & Bill Jamerson
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Peaches Are In
October 1950 // Collection of Mr. & Mrs. S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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Fireside in Virginia
December 1950 // Collection of Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. // Museum Purchase, N0061.1994
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
October 1953 // Collection of Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
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“Comp’ny Comin’”
February 1967 // Collection of Mr. & Mrs. David Hugh Stovall Jr
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Black & White photo of the artist, Queena Stovall
Emma Serena “Queena” Stovall (1887-1980)
The artist smiles for the camera carrying a basket of produce from her garden.