(1782-1860) Charles Fraser was a Charleston painter who created miniature portraits for people to carry with them.

(about 1801- about 1870s) David Drake lived in Edgefield as a slave and, after the Civil War, as a freed man who made distinctive stoneware pottery, often engraved with short poems or couplets.

(1882-1931) Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston.