oil on canvas, 72” x 52”, signed lower right, signed and titled verso. Original labels verso: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences and Frances Aronson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. This painting is in excellent condition.
William Halsey was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1915. He was a student of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. He studied at the University of South Carolina and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, who awarded him a Paige Traveling Fellowship around 1939-41. Halsey has been described as a pioneer of Abstract Painting in the South and a nationally recognized talent. He painted with bold calligraphic brushstrokes, and a complex layering of textured color. He was a member of the American Crafts Council, Guild of South Carolina Artists, and Southern States Art League. Exhibitions include the Agnes Scott College, Berkshire Museum, Chicago Arts Club, Gibbes Museum of Art, Mint Museum, Norfolk Museum of Arts & Sciences, Pasadena Art Institute Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Telfair Academy, University of Georgia Public Collections, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Greenville County Museum of Art.
|Artist First Name||William|
|Artist Last Name||Halsey|
|Materials||oil on canvas|
|Markings||signed lower right, signed and titled verso|
|Size||72” x 52”|
|Comments||Original labels verso: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences and Frances Aronson Gallery , Atlanta, Georgia. This painting is in excellent condition.|