RETURN TO THE LAND OF MY ANCESTORS
a visual storytelling odyssey by robert alvin crum
MEET THE ARTIST:
Robert Alvin Crum began drawing and painting as a young child. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and moved to North Carolina in 1989. Classically trained, he studied with a number of artists and quickly learned to work on a large scale when studying drawing, painting and fresco. Crum is now a full-time professional painter, muralist and mosaicist. He established a studio in Concord, North Carolina in 2014. If you visit his website (CLICK HERE) you will find his artistic range stretches from oil paintings to sculpture and beyond. More recently, he became interested in doing family research and began creating a series of paintings inspired by the lives of his ancestors. It is this series that serves as a center piece to our exhibit of Return to the Land of My Ancestors. In addition to the paintings belonging to "Return to the Land of My Ancestors" we also have on display a few of Crum's watercolors from his series called "Listening to My Ancestors", which was the precursory project to "Return to the Land of My Ancestors" and received a Preservation Education and Publication Award from the Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc..