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Anne Bradshaw Clopton
Birth: Jul. 22, 1878
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1956
Madison County
Alabama, USA

Artist. Anne Bradshaw was born during the summer of 1878 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She was the first of six children. Her parents were both teachers, and young Anne had a strong desire to learn. When Anne was eleven years old she read in a magazine about a German artist who painted on the webs of spiders. After carefully collecting webs for a 'canvas', Anne would delicately apply tiny dots of oil paint and let it dry, each painting took 5-6 weeks to complete. Anne raised a large family of five children, and was also a teacher for most of her life. She had a drive for learning new things. With her natural abilities as a teacher she instilled excitement to learn in every student she taught. Anne taught in the Huntsville school system from 1894 at the age of 16, and she taught Latin, art and math from 1921 to 1943 at Joe Bradley High School. Anne was best known as the "cob-web artist" for her unique artistic ability of painting on spider webs. She perfected a method of painting with oil on fragile cobwebs, resulting in graceful works of art. Anne gained international recognition for her talent. Her paintings were exhibited at the New York World's Fair, the Robert Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and numerous other museums. She also appeared on a number of television programs of the early 1950's. She willed her large painting collection to the Burritt Museum in Huntsville, Alabama. (bio by: Shock) 
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  James Blunt Clopton (1878 - 1962)*
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Maple Hill Cemetery
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Section 7
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Record added: May 16, 2004
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Anne <i>Bradshaw</i> Clopton
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