O'Neal, Roland Lenard was born on February 1, 1948 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. Son of Amos Phillips and Olivia O'Neal.
Bachelor of Science, Jackson State University, 1972.
Reading aide, Meridian Public Schools, 1972-1973;
subsidiary teacher, Meridian Public Schools, 1973-1979.
Exhibited works in Afro-American Fine Arts Exhibit, Black History Month, Meridian History Preservation Commission, 1994. Collections include Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio, Harvard University Department Afro-American Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, University Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, University Idaho Fine Arts Museum, Moscow. Commissioned to create original work of art for United States Ship John C. Stennis, Department of Navy.