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Noted Cuthbert artist returns home

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A noted artist from South Georgia came back home to show off his artwork and talk to a crowd at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Cuthbert native Winfred Rembert worked in the fields in the Jim Crow south.

He was nearly lynched and spent years on the prison chain gang. He now portrays rural life in Randolph County through art.

Rembert paints on leather sheets that he hand tools and dyes.

He signed copies of his latest book of art Memories of My Youth for a room full of people Thursday night.

"I have history to tell and that's what my work is about, non-fiction work all of the people are real. I've always dreamed of coming back home and being somebody, especially when you leave and you were the least likely to be anything," said Winfred Rembert, Artist.

You can see his work on display at the Carnegie Library near the Municipal auditorium. Friday is the last day.

Rembert says his dream is to display his work at Andrew College in Cuthbert where he swept floors as a boy.

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