A.J. Mohammed

 

        A.J. Mohammed was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he lives to today. He enjoyed making art since childhood and started selling his work in the late 1960's. He was a construction worker and lived in Maryland and Tennessee. When he returned to his hometown in 1977 he was blinded by a shotgun blast. When he started making art he was a painter. After being blinded he switched to carving. He carves human heads, snakes, animals, and walking sticks. He was included in the exhibition "Folk Art: From the Collection of Sally M. Griffiths."