E. Jane. “Elijah
Pierce, 1892-1984.” In
American Collections: Columbus Museum of Art, edited by
Norma J. Roberts. Columbus,
OH: Columbus Museum
of Art, 1988.
writes a critical essay of one of Pierce’s masterpieces, Crucifixion. Photo
Gerald L. “Elijah
Pierce, Woodcaver: Doves and Pain in Life Fulfilled.”
Artist Outsider: Creativity and the Boundaries of Culture,
edited by Michael Hall and Eugene W. Metcalf.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
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An essay by Gerald Davis
describes Pierce’s carvings as outsider art, yet tied to the
African-American Southern Rural tradition.
Michael D. “Elijah
Pierce.” In Self-taught
Artists of the 20th Century: an American Anthology,
foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin; Elsa Longhauser, curator, Harald
Szeemann, curator; Lee Kogan, project coordinator.
New York: Museum of American Folk Art, 1998.
Michael Hall writes of the
community and culture that speaks in the folk art of Elijah
Norma, ed. Elijah
Pierce, Woodcarver. Columbus, OH: Columbus Museum of
Cotter of the New York
Times writes of the book, “It treats [Pierce]...like the
complex, witty, reflective man he was, a product of a specific
time and place..., whose passionate engagement in the world
around and above him remains a lesson and a delight.
Michael J. Elijah’s
Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas. Illustrated
by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. San Diego: Harcourt Brace
touching story of friendship between a young Jewish boy and
Elijah Pierce, a Christian woodcarver.
Rosen drew inspiration for the story from his own
experience meeting Elijah Pierce.
Robinson is a Columbus artist who was a friend and
student of Pierce.
Chuck and Jan Rosenak. Museum
of American Fold Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Centruy American
Folk Art and Artists.
New York: Abbeville
who have been collecting contemporary American folk art since
1973, have complied an encyclopedia of background information on
257 artists. Elijah
Pierce is included in this record of American folk art.
Books are available from the Educational Resources Center
(Columbus Hall) at Columbus State Community College.
Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk (287-2460).