Huntington, WV Black History

William Clemons


Billy Clemons is a lifelong resident of Huntington.  He attended Barnett Elementary School Douglass High School and graduated from Huntington High School. He is a self-taught painter and has been painting since he was six years old. He is a true ARTIST, he loves painting, sculpturing, pen and ink drawings and creating designs.  He has created hundreds of murals, paintings, drawings, and other objects of art over his seventy-year career. He is thankful to God for his family, friends, and community for encouraging and supporting him in his art. He enjoys teaching young kids and he wants them to see what he sees so they can learn to create.  Art for him is also his escape.

The only item on his bucket list is that he wants to be a GREAT ARTIST!

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