Meridian natives you should know -- Feature: Edgar Parker, Artist & Illustrator When you look at Edgar's pieces you are immediately taken to a different time and place. Born in 1925, Edgar was a native to Meridian, Mississippi, but also spent time in a vacation home in Biloxi, Mississippi. One of the most magical features of Parker’s illustrations is the incredible detail that blends naturalistic elements with unimaginable scenarios and elaborate costumes. Edgar was able to cleverly merge the mundane with the whimsical. We are honored to be able to celebrate those artists who are creatively telling their stories through every medium.