Charles R. Crossley, Sr. of McComb, Mississippi was an African American artist who was influenced by Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence and was good friends with the late John T. Scott; an African American sculptor, painter, print maker and professor of art at Xavier University in New Orleans. Here you will find a small portion of the art he created until his passing in 2012. This site is dedicated to preserve his artwork and personal writings about life, art, and creativity. We also honor his 50 plus year career as an artist, arts educator, and mentor. On December 27, 2012 at the young age of 74, he passed away while still creating and planning new work.