Shirley L. Bolton (1945-1984)

The World Outside
Shirley L. Bolton was born in 1945 in Lexington. She was an educator, illustrator, and painter known for her work focusing on civil rights. Bolton received her education from the University of Georgia in Athens, where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. 
Bolton exhibited work all over the United States, including at Black Exposé in San Francisco, California; the National Exhibition of Black Artists in Washington, D.C; and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She is also discussed in the St. James Guide to Black Artists and Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975.
She died in 1984. Her drawing The World Outside (1971) is part of Georgia's State Art Collection.
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Sanchez, Corina. "Shirley L. Bolton (1945-1984)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 12 January 2016. Web. 01 June 2020.
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