Published: February 4, 2003
AUGUSTA, GA. – American painter Martha Simkins (1866-1969) was a noteworthy, recognized artist in Dallas, Tex. in the first half of the Twentieth Century. A traveling retrospective exhibition to bring her work to the public’s attention and to champion her impressive accomplishments and influence during a career that spanned more than 80 years is on view at Morris Museum of Art through April 20.
The traveling exhibition consists of more than 50 works and comprises portraits, figural images, still lifes and landscapes. The exhibition titled “Martha Simkins Rediscovered” and its national tour is organized and curated by Robert A. Horn of New York City, in association with Martha Simkins, Inc., and will trace the career of one of the Southwest’s most overlooked regional artists.
The exhibition opened at The Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, S.C., and will be seen in several museums across the country in 2003.
“Martha Simkins Rediscovered” is accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalog and contains scholarly essays by Dr Valerie Leeds and Dr Melina Kervandjian.
Morris Museum of Art is at 1 Tenth Street. For information, 706-724-7501 or www.themorris.org. The exhibition continues at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Ga., May 17 through August 3 and will conclude at the Irving Arts Center, MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Tex., September 24 through November 16.
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