Sammy Britt Memorial

September 26, 1940 – December 18, 2023

Sam “Sammy” Glenn Britt, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 18, 2023.  Sammy always strived to reflect the beauty of God’s creation through his art.  “In our greatest artistic moment we can merely create a weak illusion of God’s great creative genius, but that tiny glimpse of God’s beauty is more than enough to share with another soul.”  S.Britt   

Sammy taught Painting and Drawing for 38 years at Delta State University.  He truly cared about each student he taught.  He taught and practiced the art of seeing and painting color through the language of the limitless light keys of nature. During his career he was honored to receive numerous awards:  Institute of Arts & Letters 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Visual Arts, 2019 Delta State University Alumni Award, and The Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award at DSU in 2002. 

See full obituary here.

In memory of Sammy, donations may be made to the Sammy Britt Memorial Scholarship through this online portal or by mail to: DSU Foundation, DSU Box 3141 Cleveland, MS 38733.