Detail from "Grizzly Gulch Valley Ohansburg Vermont" by Joseph Yoakum n.d. Black ballpoint pen and watercolor on paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of the Raymond K. Yoshida Living Trust and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 20)
Hosted by Jane Pauley
Joseph Yoakum (1891-1972) didn't start creating art until he was in his 70s. Self-taught in his use of ballpoint pens, colored pencil and pastels, Yoakum (who claimed Native American ancestry, and whose mother was a formerly-enslaved African American) created fanciful landscapes, now currently on view at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Correspondent Rita Braver reports