Richard Burnside (b. 1944, Baltimore, Maryland) began painting around 1980, while employed as a chef in a restaurant in Charlotte, NC. In 1983, he moved to Pendleton, South Carolina, where he now resides. His paintings of kings, queens, tigers, wolves, and cats are allegorical expressions of the African-American cultural experience. The figures in his paintings are often surrounded by snakes, symbols or bugs he calls the “Roman Alphabet.” Public collections include the Smithsonian American Art Museum, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA and Mckissick Museum in South Carolina.
Bruno Del Favero (b. 1910, Princeton, Michigan; d. 1995 in Greenwich, Connecticut) moved to Italy at the age of five and returned to America in 1928, where he worked in Greenwich as a mason, chaffeur and landscape gardener. By the early 1970s, Del Favero began to paint his delicate and mysterious landscapes and exhibit in local art shows, before joining the Greenwich Art Society. He maintained a studio in the basement of his home, but never shared his art with his wife and five children. After the artist's death, Del Favero's family introduced his work to New York dealers Shari Cavin and Randall Morris in the late 1990s. Del Favero's solo exhibitions at the Cavin-Morris Gallery received critical praise and his work was included in the Philadelphia Art Museum's 2013 exhibition entitled "Great and Mighty Things" Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.
Charlie Lucas (b. 1951, Birmingham, Alabama) is known for his paintings of Alabama's Black Belt region and Birmingham District's iron and steel industry. In 1988, he had his first exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in its survey of contemporary folk art titled, "Outside the Mainstream: Folk Art in Our Time." Lucas’ work has appeared various exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina and the Rosa Parks Museum.