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Images of South Carolina: Block Prints by Edna Reed Whaley

December 4, 2012 - January 27, 2013

This exhibition featured the work of Edna Reed Whaley. Born in New Orleans in 1884, studied art at Sophie Newcomb College. As a young bride, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where she became one of South Carolina’s leading artists and arts advocates. In addition to her own artistic pursuits, she taught classes and served as the art critic for the Record newspaper.  She had work in regional exhibitions, most notably those sponsored by the Southern States Art League. She was a driving force in the cultural community of Columbia in the early part of the twentieth century, and, along with her husband, Judge Marcellus Seabrook Whaley, she was a founding member of the Columbia Art Association in 1916. Later, she was one of four founders of the Columbia Art Museum. She is represented in the Morris Museum of Art’s permanent collection by twenty-three woodblock prints, a gift of the Coggins Art Trust in 1993.


December 4, 2012
January 27, 2013
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