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April 8 - July 10, 2011

A Soldier's View of Civil War Charleston

ROTUNDA GALLERIES


This exhibition features paintings by Conrad Wise Chapman (1842 1910) depicting Charleston Harbor during the Civil War. Though Chapman spent many of his formative years in Rome, the American-born artist always considered himself a Southerner. In 1861 Chapman left Rome to enlist in the Confederate Army. As a soldier under the charge of General P. G. T. Beauregard, Chapman created his remarkable paintings of the forts and batteries in and around Charleston Harbor. Works in this exhibition are on loan from The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Viriginia.

A Soldier's View of Civil War Charleston is made possible by the generous support of Gibbes, etc. and Charleston Gateway magazine.
 

Charleston City and Bay, 1864, by John Gadsby Chapman after Conrad Wise Chapman, oil on board, courtesy of The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia