Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting

Reinventing Narrative Painting is the first major retrospective of Manning Williams's work since his death in 2012. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by Evening Post Publishing and will travel to the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA. Williams's paintings are rooted in the history, traditions, and terrain of the South Carolina Lowcountry. A Charleston native and lifelong resident, Williams earned degrees from the College of Charleston and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His highly personal approach to realist painting emphasized storytelling and was fueled by an interest in portraying subjects that he found on the periphery of the city and along the barrier islands. Western subjects also commanded Williams's attention, and during the later years of his career, his concern with narrative was expressed in a more abstract style.

January 22, 2021 - April 18, 2021

The Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

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