According to Wikipedia,
Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. was an American artist, well known for his unique style of elongated characters and movement. He was also a professional football player, actor and author. Early life Childhood Ernest Barnes Jr. was born during the Jim Crow era in "the bottom" community of Durham, North Carolina, near the Hayti District of the city. He had a younger brother named James , as well as a half-brother, Benjamin B. Rogers Jr. . Ernest Jr. was nicknamed "June". His father, Ernest E. Barnes Sr. , worked as a shipping clerk for Liggett Myers Tobacco Company. His mother, Fannie Mae Geer , oversaw the household staff for a prominent Durham attorney and local Board of Education member, Frank L. Fuller Jr.
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