CLOSED. CLOSED TOMORROW
OPEN

Artists Painting Artists

May 5, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Gallery 2

BUY TICKETS

The Gibbes Museum of Art is well known for its extraordinary portrait collection spanning the eighteenth century to the present. This exhibition focuses on a very special type of portrait: artists painted by other artists. These poignant paintings document friendship, respect, and deep admiration shared among fellow artists.

<i>Iron Man</i>, 2000, by Mary Whyte (American, b. 1953); watercolor on paper; 39 x 28 inches; Museum Purchase with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Louis D. Wright, Jr. and Mrs. Norman Olsen, Jr. and a partial gift of Coleman Fine Art; 2000.023.

Iron Man, 2000, by Mary Whyte (American, b. 1953); watercolor on paper; 39 x 28 inches; Museum Purchase with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Louis D. Wright, Jr. and Mrs. Norman Olsen, Jr. and a partial gift of Coleman Fine Art; 2000.023.

<i>Corrie McCallum</i>, 1940, by William Halsey (American, 1915-1999); oil on canvas; 39 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; Gift of Corrie McCallum Halsey; 2004.013.

Corrie McCallum, 1940, by William Halsey (American, 1915-1999); oil on canvas; 39 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; Gift of Corrie McCallum Halsey; 2004.013.

<i>Anna Heyward Taylor</i>, 1903, by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916); oil on canvas; 30 1/4 x 24 inches; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1937.003.0001.

Anna Heyward Taylor, 1903, by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916); oil on canvas; 30 1/4 x 24 inches; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1937.003.0001.

<i>Portrait of Aaron Douglas</i>, 1930, by Edwin Harleston (American, 1882-1931); oil on canvas; 32 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches; Museum Purchase; 1988.003.

Portrait of Aaron Douglas, 1930, by Edwin Harleston (American, 1882-1931); oil on canvas; 32 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches; Museum Purchase; 1988.003.

Other Events You May Enjoy
Artist and Subject: Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson

Artist and Subject: Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson

A portrait is both a document and a subjective record of the relationship between the artist and the sitter. A likeness may evoke a heightened intimacy between close friends, or pay homage to muses an...

READ MORE
Related Content

Food is Art: Street Party Chefs Craft Menus Based on Works of Art

After a two-year multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its annual Street Party on Thursday, May 4th, in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old stately Beaux…

READ MORE

It’s all in the Details

I’ve always been drawn to the small details of works of art. Maybe it’s my own lack of dexterity when it comes to focusing on intricate details, but I find…

READ MORE

The Visual Blues

I had not had the privilege of seeing a curated exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s work in person before History, Labor, Life at the Gibbes Museum. I knew of his well-documented…

READ MORE

Top Chefs Draw Inspiration from Art for Gibbes Museum’s Annual Street Party

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 27, 2017 – After a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its Annual Street Party in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old…

READ MORE