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Telfair opens the largest exhibition to date devoted to William O. Golding, an African American seaman who made memory drawings of ships and ports while in Savannah’s Marine Hospital during the 1930s. Learn more about the artist with Harry DeLorme, curator of the exhibition, Ahmauri Williams-Alford, assistant curator of historical interpretation and programs, and Jacquelyn Cox-Crite, great-grand niece of the artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue, the first devoted to this significant American artist.

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The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience

Jepson Center
Telfair Museums presents the first large museum survey of the work of William O. Golding (1874-1943), an African American seaman and artist who recorded a half-century of maritime experience in more than one hundred vibrant drawings. In the 1930s, Golding was a patient at the United States Marine Hospital in Savannah, where he represented his experiences in expressive pencil and crayon drawings which combine memory, imagination, and sailors’ lore. 72 works will be exhibited, including 23 drawings from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, and others from the Morris Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, and private collections. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalog, the first devoted to this significant American artist.
exhibition

The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience

Jepson Center
Telfair Museums presents the first large museum survey of the work of William O. Golding (1874-1943), an African American seaman and artist who recorded a half-century of maritime experience in more than one hundred vibrant drawings. In the 1930s, Golding was a patient at the United States Marine Hospital in Savannah, where he represented his experiences in expressive pencil and crayon drawings which combine memory, imagination, and sailors’ lore. 72 works will be exhibited, including 23 drawings from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, and others from the Morris Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, and private collections. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalog, the first devoted to this significant American artist.