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Artist Display featuring Alfred Branch

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents

Artist Display featuring Alfred Branch

Peck House Gallery at OLLI

3601 Pearl St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401

This showing runs from May 1 – June 30Monday – Friday. Call for hours 601.266.2780.

On Friday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m., the public is invited to a reception with the artist.



Alfred Branch, a first generation American, was born in New York, NY to Alfred C. and Mildred Holder Branch in 1932. Educated in NYC with a natural gift to draw and paint in differing media. During his high school years, Alfred also designed colorful fabric patterns for school projects. After high school, Al served on the front lines of the Korean Conflict, returned to NY, and used his talents to go to a technical school and became a military specification’s expert with an electromechanical design emphasis. He used his expertise in aerospace, watch design, and private entrepreneur endeavors.

Alfred draws in pen and ink, lithographic pencil, and paints in oils, water- color, and pastels.  Much of his artwork is realistic in nature, however, he has been commissioned to do portraits and bright colorful abstracts. His work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Mississippi and won many prizes including a coveted travel award from the infamous Salmagundi Art Club in the Greenwich Village Washington Square Art Exhibit.

Mr. and Ms. Branch moved to MS in the late 1980s. He served as president, treasurer, and Newsletter Chair of the South MS Art Association. He also served on the MS State Art Association grant board. After retiring from his printing company, Alfred worked for Hattiesburg School System’s Transportation Department. His volunteer work has touched the lives of many children in Hattiesburg.

December 2018 will mark Al and wife Raylawni’s fiftieth year of marriage. They have five children, love to travel, and are members of Main Street United Methodist Church.


May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Peck House Gallery at OLLI
3601 Pearl St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401 United States
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