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Mallard, Joseph "Sunshine"

(born: 1943) 

Born in Summit, MS, Joseph Mallard now lives in Louisville, KY. He is a performing creative stitchery artist. Mallard is a member of the National Standards Council of American Embroiders Guild of America as well as the Kentucky Chapter. Since 1970 he has been teaching children in Kentucky and southern Indiana how to embroider. Mallard was inspired after seeing former football player Rosie Greer stitching on television. His patented trademark is J. Moose Stinkingneedle, a cartoon moose. Mallard is a graduate of Alcorn State University. For more see Black Kentucky Artists: an exhibition of work by black artists living in Kentucky (1979); and C. Bryon, "Stitches in time: artist's needlework reflects events in son's life," Courier-Journal (Louisville), 08/11/2002, News section, p. 1B.

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