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HE LOST THE ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE, BUT NOT TO TOUCH HEARTS

Harry Teague’s hands just couldn't stop talking, and they had plenty to say. The stroke Harry suffered in 1990 may have slowed the words of his mouth, but not the colors of his mind. Since he first picked up the paintbrush Harry has become a promising and prolific self-taught artist with boundless enthusiasm. Harry’s art brings smiles with his bright acrylics on mat board, using the entire surface, running his humor to the edge.


Harry enjoyed success in the business world in sales and as a business owner. The thrill of the conception of a business being the challenge he enjoyed the most. He always felt he was in control and could make things happen. At 46 years old his world was changed forever. His body struggled through strokes and heart attacks that left his right side paralyzed and his reading and talking gone to somewhere else.


Five years later with encouragement from his wife and a new friend, Harry entered into his own self-taught artistic world of bright colors letting his mind and hand in unison create a thrill with each individual painting. Harry found control!

Harry passed away January 29, 2006, at the age of 61 years old, from a heart attack.  His creative voice was a

brief ten years, but forever to be shared in the world of art.  His wife and life partner of 42 years, Diannia resides in Cartersville, Georgia.

 

ARTIST RECOGNITION

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

     Work of Folk Artist Harry Teague (1944-2006)

     Lower Education Gallery July 18-30, 2006 (Reception July 20, 5-7 pm)

     Outside(r) Impressions Workshop, July 22, 2006

Radford University, Radford, VA

     "Art From The Other Side", February 6 - March 3, 2006

Holiday on Broad, Chattanooga, TN

     December 16, 2005 - February 15, 2006

Folk Fest, Atlanta, Ga

     1997-2005

Work of Our Hands, Atlanta, GA

     April 6 - May 4, 2002

Outsider Art Fair, Soho, NY

     January 2002

House of Blues Annual Folk Art Festival. 2002, 2001

Arts for All, Atlanta, GA

     Things to Come, December 2000

Dream Alley, Columbus, GA

     November 14 - December 15, 2000

1999 North American Stroke Meeting, Exhibition, Aspen, CO

Modern Primitive, Atlanta, GA

     Transcendence-Celebrating Artist Who Overcome Obstacles, 1997

Georgia Artists with DisAbilities, Inc. Atlanta, GA

     Best of Show, Distinguished Merit - 1998,2000,2001,2003,2004,2005

     Distinguished Merit - 2002       Honorable Mention 1999,2004

Va. Highland Summerfest, Atlanta, GA:  Honorable Mention 2004

Telfair Art Festival, Savannah, GA : Honorable Mention 2003
Avondale Estates Art Festival, Avondale Estates, GA : First Place 2003

 

Collections

Private Collections
House of Blues, New Orlens, LA

Radford University, Waldron College of Health & Human Services

    Radford, VA

St. Mary's Health Care System, Athens, GA

TSYS Learning Center, Columbus, GA

Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, Augusta, GA

Children's Books

            "Just Be Yourself" and "Inside Outside Who We Are"

       Written by Steve Tiller    Acoompanied by the Art of Harry Teague



 

   
 
   
   
   
   
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