Mississippi’s most famous portrait painter, lived in Clarksdale, has four children. His son Jason is also an artist. Marshall Bouldin’s paintings hang in the White House and the halls of Congress. He painted over 800 portraits including, among others, 20th-century Southern political leaders such as John C. Stennis as well as President Richard M. Nixon’s daughters and William Faulkner.
In 2012 he received the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal Award at their “The Art of the Portrait” conference held in Philadelphia, PA. In 2009 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Dundee, Mississippi, he died in 2012 at the age of 89.