native, Dawson (1901-1990) moved to Chicago as a young man and worked
in the produce industry. He is known for his three-dimensional wood carvings
as well as paintings on wood and paper.
work was featured in the groundbreaking show, Black Folk Art in America:1930-1980,
at the Corcoran in 1983, as well as several other shows and publications.
His work is held in many private and museum collections.