U.S. POSTAGE STAMP  2005

In 1997 artist George Hunt was commissioned to create an image to pay tribute to the event and the nine children who would be the first black students to integrate a white school.  This historic Civil Rights event took place in Little Rock, Arkansas at Central High School in 1957.  The group would go down in history known as "The Little Rock Nine."

 

President Clinton and the First Lady were on hand for the unveiling of the paining and ground breaking for the Central High School Interpretive Center in Little Rock.  Mrs. Clinton was so moved by the painting and its message that she requested the opportunity to keep the painting in the White House in Washington while the Center was being funded and build.  George Hunt's painting stayed there for five years before being returned to its permanent home in Little Rock.

 

In 2005 the United State Post Office issued a series of stamps under the banner, "To Form A More Perfect Union," celebrating milestones in Civil Rights.  The works of 10 artists were selected for the series.  George Hunt's "America Cares/Little Rock Nine" was one of them.  George Hunt was honored both in Little Rock and Memphis with receptions celebrating the achievement.

 

George Hunt has long been recognized as one of the top artists in the South and has also gained a national reputation through touring exhibits and shows from Seattle to New York...and Chicago to New Orleans.  His first love is Blues Music which finds its way in to most of his painting.  But George Hunt also creates incredible images about Civil Rights, African beauty and the rich history of African-Americans in the South.  George Hunt paints with color and feeling.

High Quality Lithographs

18 x 14 ........................................$35

........................................ signed $50

 

Fine Art Giclee Pigment Prints

15 x 12............................signed $450

22 x 17............................signed $675

 

Artist Enhanced Gilee Pigment Print

on Canvas...28" x 40"...............$3000

Uses same collage fabric that was used on the original painting.

 

 

Ask About Special Editions..............................from $750

 

 

 

 

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George Hunt's Stamp with Group of 10

President & Mrs. Clinton with Little Rock Nine at 50th Anniversary

Photo © David Simmons 2007

George Hunt with the original painting in Little Rock.

© David Simmons  2005

Don Cheadle braves the media storm in Little Rock listening to President Clinton address the bravery of the Little Rock Nine as they faced the adversity of school integration.

© David Simmons  2007

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