J.B. Murray


J. B. Murray (1908-1988) was an African American farmer who lived in rural Glascock County, Georgia. In his later years (at around the age of 70), Murray began experiencing hallucinatory visions and communications from God.

During his first visionary trance, he described the sun descending down from the sky and into his yard while he was watering his vegetable garden. "After that," he told the artist, Judith McWillie, "The eagle crossed my eye, a spiritual eagle. You know the eagle can see farther than any other bird in the world, and that's why I can see things some more folks can't."

Exhibition History

Selected Exhibitions:

2016, Shrine Gallery, NYC