Mississippi marks year of 3 women artists

March 29, 2015 5:01 AM

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Three major artists in the literary and visual arts — author and photographer Eudora Welty, poet, novelist and scholar Margaret Walker and artist Marie Hull — are in the spotlight this year, with major events and exhibitions to propel fresh perspectives and new eyes on their works and legacies.

Welty (1909-2001) and Walker (1915-1998) were close in age, while Hull (1890-1980) was just barely a generation older. Jackson native Welty spent her life here, while Alabama-born Walker moved here in 1949 to join Jackson State's faculty (by then using her married name, Alexander). Marie Atkinson, b...

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