Mary Ann Sampson

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Mary Ann Sampson is an American artist living and working in Ragland, Alabama. Sampson is a Book artist, specializing in miniatures and broadsides most of which are uniques or one-of-a-kinds. She explores the book as a means of expressing visual ideas that stem from recollections of personal events and experiences that have been derived from living in her rural environment of Alabama.

Sampson received her Master in Books Arts from the University of Alabama. Sampson founded the OEOCO PRESS (One-Eye Opera Company), whose mission is to make limited edition, letterpress books, bookbinding and unique (one-of-a-kind) books.




Service and Recognition[edit]


  1. ^ Buchgalerie Mergemeier in Düsseldorf, Germany 1998
  2. ^ Dorothy Field
  3. ^ Newberry Library Chicago, Illinois
  4. ^ LBBROS: Book as Art: Workshops, Innovative Structure 1997
  5. ^ Center For Book Arts
  6. ^ Press release
  7. ^ UpSouth by bell hooks, Emma Amos and Antoinette Spanos Nordan, University Press, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1999, pp 70-73
  8. ^ Weaver lists this in her résumé.
  9. ^ Guild of Bookworkers