Margaret Day Allen is a communications professional living in North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in English from Mississippi State University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Mississippi. She and her husband, Robert, have two children, Frances and Chris.

"There is a wide range of Southern self-taught artists in this delightful, large-format, hard-cover book...In all, the book gathers 32 self-taught artists, describing their lives and art.“Nuala Ernest, Raw Vision\n


"This long-awaited book by award-winning journalist Margaret Day Allen reinforces what an excellent writer she is...By providing a real service in recognizing these deserving artists, Allen has expanded the scholarship in this ever-growing field.“Ann Oppenhimer, Folk Art Messenger

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