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Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan

June 17, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

The artist F. Townsend Morgan wrote that he had pursued art as an avocation (or hobby) from 1915 to 1934, then turned professional. Morgan (1883–1965) was born in Brooklyn, into a family that fell on hard times during the Great Depression. He found employment with various New Deal art programs from 1934 to 1942. Morgan also traveled widely, making prints for his own enjoyment and for hire in places including Philadelphia, the Virgin Islands and Key West, Florida. This exhibition is the first to focus entirely on his work since his death and includes about 40 prints of sailboats (one of his favorite subjects), architecture and natural beauty.

Curator

Stephen Goldfarb, independent scholar

Sponsors

The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art