Morgan Monceaux is a painter, singer, dancer and historian.
Born 1945 and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, he credits his mother, also a singer, with awakening his lifelong interest in music and art. After studying music and theology at Bishop College, he served in Vietnam and wandered around the country for many years before moving to New York and beginning to paint.
His work exemplifies what it is to be a visionary artist. He has no formal training in art, and as a homeless person, lived much of his adult life outside conventional society. His work does not belong to a folk tradition but is inspired by a private vision that exists apart from traditional notions of art and art-making. However, in recent years, success has brought Monceaux rewards to which many formally trained artists also aspire.