Scarves Designed by African American United States Postman
From the Dallas Museum of Art
Kermit Oliver, who was a US Postal Service mail sorter by night and a painter by day, was named the Texas State Artist for 2017. Oliver designed 17 highly prized scarves for the French fashion house Hermes. The humble artist now resides in Waco, Texas, while his works are exhibited in places like the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
View more of the artist’s work:
Kermit Oliver Collection by Hooks-Epstein Galleries
Artwork by Kermit Oliver | Public Domain