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Major offerings
by these artists:

Leroy Almon
Alpha Andrews

Hope Atkinson
Michael Banks
Rudolph Bostic
Anne Buffum
Richard Burnside
Lisa Cain
Tory Casey
Calvin Cooper
Cornbread
Ed Crowell II
Brenda Davis
Theresa Disney
Mike Esslinger

Howard Finster
Don Gahr
Sybil Gibson
Lee Godie
Dorethey Gorham
Annie Grgich
Haitian Artists
Herman Hayes
Spencer Herr
Teneco Hunter
James Harold Jennings
Jean Lake
Arbon Lane
Eric Legge
Woodie Long
Peter Loose
Annie Lucas
Charlie Lucas
Erika Marquardt
Frank McGuigan
R.A. Miller
Roy Minshew
Roger Mitchell
Bennie Morrison
J.B. Murry
Bruce New
Pak Nichols
B.F. Perkins
John Phillips
Sarah Rakes
Clay Rice
Ruth Robinson
William Sezah
Welmon Sharlhorne
Bernice Sims
Jimmie Lee Sudduth
Ionel Talpazan
Wanda Teel
Annie Tolliver
Mose Tolliver
Della Wells
Myrtice West
Mary Whitfield
David Zeldis
Malcah Zeldis

Other artists in
the Gallery::

Minnie Adkins
Anonymous Artists
Z.B. Armstrong
Pat Astoske
Ray Brown
Jerry Coker
Chuck Crosby
Vic Genaro
Alma Hall
Bertha Halozan
Joseph Hardin
Lonnie Holley
M.C. "5 Cent" Jones
Andy Kane
Fred Kessler
Reverend J.A. King
Calvin Livingstone
Hogg Mattingly
Jessie Lee Mitchell
Reginald Mitchell
Matilda Pennic
John Rhodes
Juanita Rogers
Jack Savitsky
Robert E. Smith
Julia Wilson Starke
Q.J. Stephenson
William Thompson
Tolliver Family
Bill Traylor
Daniel Troppy
Elmira Wade
Derek Webster
Fred Webster
Annie West
Willie White
Aritst Chuckie Williams
Artis Wright

Pak Nichols

Pak NicholsBorn Christmas Day 1975 in Seoul, South Korea, Pak's mother was Korean and his father was an American.  He was reared by his father in Tallassee, Alabama after traveling in the military for several years.

 Nichols  finished high school in 1993 at the age of seventeen.  An avid, bright student, he then attended college at the University of Alabama on scholarship where he studied History and English. Epilepsy was a constant problem for him that medication did not control.  While in college, Nichols won a competition for musical composition and his musical score was performed.  When asked what instruments had he written it for, he explained that it was all done with human sounds, performed by 27 humans on stage. His other compositions used car horns and had wildly innovative approaches to music. After failed suicide attempts in 1995 and 1996, he was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  He dropped out of college in 1998, essentially becoming homeless as he traveled, doing research for a novel he longed to have published. 

NIchols started painting in 1999 after seeing a friend's paintings. With the gift of two tubes of paint and some canvas, he started painting, but was still working on his book and trying unsuccessfully to get a band together.  He got in trouble again in August of 1999 when he was hospitalized in a crisis stabilization unit.  With encouragement, he began painting again in earnest when he was released.

Nichols wanted to go back to college and for several years, he stayed with various friends at colleges and attended large classes without being enrolled learning what he wanted.

During the last seven years of his life, he achieved independence, never lapsing back into depression.  Without need of any medication, He maintained a business web site, painted constantly and wrote many musical scores.  He played in and wrote music for several bands during this time.   Having a  small one room apartment near a business area gave him the ability to walk to work.   His creative accomplishments were staggering during this period of constant output. "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like to paint.   I feel confident that my work will improve as time goes on."

The Kentuck Museum mounted his first one-person museum exhibition in 2006.  He created collaborations with Hank Lazer, noted poet and University of Alabama professor who had maintained contact with Nichols. Lazer commented, "I was in awe of his ability with words when he was my student."

On July 21, 2008 Nichols died suddenly of natural causes.   His rare works are in collections now throughout the United States and several were recently accepted into an Alabama museum.

--Marcia Weber

Available Works