Happy to Have the Blues
Artist, Robert Jr. Whitall
June 14, 2019 – September 5, 2019
Sometimes life comes full circle. Robert Jr. Whitall would certainly agree. His interest in art was discouraged by his parents but his creative talents would flourish through four decades of photography and music promotion and twenty-four years as the publisher of the nation’s largest circulation blues magazine, Big City Rhythm and Blues (BCRB). Whitall’s contributions to the blues have been recognized by Blues Foundation with a 1998 “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” and a 2019 Detroit Music “Special Achievement Award.” His Outsider Art reflects the vibrant colors of the Caribbean, the spirit of New Orleans, and the many blues personalities he has know over the years.
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