Rice Carothers, African American Artist

Rice Carothers (1909-1997) graduated from Howard High School in 1929 and worked as an elevator operator for the Chattanooga Times when his talent was recognized. He painted several high profile public figures, including Adolph Ochs and Judge Will Cummings. This exhibit showcases his watercolors and etchings housed at the Chattanooga Public Library, a gift from Howard High School in 1934.