W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues
Title: W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues
Miss Alice painted this commemorative portrait of W.C. Handy around 1980 using acrylic on masonite.
William Christopher Handy, who passed in 1958 was a blues composer and musician. Widely known as the “Father of the Blues,” he remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Wikipedia has an extensive entry on Handy including his times in Mississippi.