November 14 through January 05, 2020
On view in Hughes and Wilson Galleries
In conjunction with the Museum’s celebration of the Bicentennial and the symposium Bearing Witness: Art of Alabama, the Museum will install four paintings by Charles Shannon, one of the great artists of the mid- to late 20th century in the River Region. An important teacher as well as working artist, Shannon’s influence on art and artists in Central Alabama over a career that spanned more than fifty years is represented in the works included in this installation. One of the paintings, The Lover, became a part of the Museum’s collection in 1986; the other three important works are on loan from Mrs. Charles Shannon. Together these paintings represent the finest examples of this Shannon’s ability as an artist with a sensitivity and passion for the American South and its people.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
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Charles Shannon (American, 1914–1996), The Lover, 1937, oil on canvas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase and Gift of The Blount Foundation, Algie H. Neill, Fred Richard, Babette L. and Charles H. Wampold, Charlotte Weil, Jane and S. Roberts Blount, Martha and Tranum Fitzpatrick, Charlotte and George Goodwyn, Joan and Frank Loeb, Martha and John Cameron, Mary Lynne and Herbert F. Levy, Patricia and Al J. Sansone, Eleanor and Eugene Ballard, Kittie and Jack Norment, Edna M. Rosen, Hilda and Julian Slager, Melinda and Barry Wilson, Priscilla and Quentin Crommelin, and Anonymous Donor, 1986.6